Stephen Brockelman looking at installation at the Hirshhorn,

          Stephen Brockelman, “Damn.”

Jacob and I encountered Basualdo’s installation, The End of Ending, a few months ago. Winding our way around it was a dark, wonderfully emotional experience. Was it a giant boulder? Life-ending meteor? Dangerous out-cropping of black rock? A two-story-house-size wad of ominous paper? It was all of that and more—we found it worrisome, colossal, and it provided a minute or two of silent thought.

This Friday, November 4th, you have an opportunity to learn more about the installation and Eduardo Basualdo. If you’re around Washington, we urge you to.

Meet the Artist: Eduardo Basualdo
In conversation with Tyler Green for live Modern Art Notes Podcast
Friday, November 4
6:30 pm, Lerner Room
The Hirshhorn, Washington, DC

“For a special Meet the Artist program, Argentinian artist Eduardo Basualdo discusses how his massive and mysterious installations change the way bodies move through space, in a riveting live podcast recording with The Modern Art Notes Podcast founder Tyler Green.

“With such diverse influences as literature, puppetry, and psychoanalysis, Basualdo investigates our experience with the physical world through works that straddle the ordinary and the sublime.  His preferred media is installation, which stretches not only the physical and psychological limits of art, but also the viewer’s shifting perspective as they move around it.

“The End of Ending, a newly-acquired installation currently on view in the exhibition Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, confronts visitors with a colossal, fabricated boulder that takes up an entire room, forcing surprised viewers to navigate around its edges while never seeing the piece in its entirety.”