press release

As part of the Hirshhorn's "Directions" series, artists Virgil Marti (born 1962, lives and works in Philadelphia) and Pae White (born 1963, lives and works in Los Angeles), who are both known for their innovative site-specific transformations of spaces, will together create a major installation-based project in response to the Hirshhorn's late modernist architecture. In this, their first collaborative exhibition, they will draw upon the experimentation of conceptual artists from the 1960s and 1970s who reconsidered the art object and its relationship to its environment. Marti and White will react to the lobby area with a sense of play, generating an engaging dialogue about perception, the experience of this space and the interrelationships between art, architecture and design. The exhibition is organized by programs manager Milena Kalinovska. The Hirshhorn's "Directions" series has brought the work of leading and emerging international artists to Washington since 1987.

Directions - Virgil Marti and Pae White