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Tony Oursler featured in Hirshhorn Museum's 'Artists in Quarantine' Diaries

27 April 2020

The Hirshhon Museum and Sculpture Garden have announced a global initiative to capture the responses of international artists to the COVID-19 health crisis. Almost 100 artists have made contributions of short diary-style videos, each will become part of the Hirshhorn’s record of the effects of the global pandemic on artists, their art-making practices and their views of the world.

Commissioned by Museum Director Melissa Chiu, and artist Theaster Gates, the first release of Hirshhorn Artist Diaries includes submissions by Ragnar Kjartansson, Shirin Neshat, Christine Sun Kim, and Tony Oursler who gives us a small tour around his New York studio where he has been writing, making music and sketching during the isolation period.

Art is one of the world’s great unifiers, and in times like these, it is the mission of the national museum of modern art to look to our artists—those creating, at this very moment, the works that will live on and become a part of our collective memory” said Chiu.

Artist diaries will be released on a twice-weekly basis through the Hirshhorn’s Instagram and YouTube channels and housed on the Museum’s website as part of #HirshhornInsideOut.
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