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"TV Telepathy" by Jessica Diamond (1989) at the dreamy #brandnew80s exhibition @hirshhorn
The Hirshhorn gave me ALL of my life today. Swipe thru ➡️ #brandnew80s
He Kills Me (1987). Reliving my childhood #athirshhorn . #brandnew80s #happypresidentsday
Gretchen Bender, “Untitled (The Pleasure is Back)”, 1982 #hirshhorn #brandnew80s
New show! New show! “It’s the 80s as you’ve never seen it before.” #BrandNew80s #haimsteinbach #barbarakruger #jennyholzer @hirshhorn
The Hirshhorn's Brand New exhibit highlights 150 works created by Barbara Kruger and other New York artists in the '80s when the mediums of advertising and television took off and reshaped the world of art, inexorably interweaving it with consumerism. As if that in of itself is not fascinating enough to explore and consider, the influence of the events of the times was clearly woven into the chronological story that the exhibit tells. Of particular impact was MTV, gentrification, and the AIDS crisis. "Artists appropriated the tools and psychology of growing consumer culture—advertising, logos, and products. Like today’s celebrity influencers, artists crafted branded personas." -Gianni Jetzer Neuroscientists have clearly shown that the messages we are repeatedly fed become an integral part of our brain's programming. Never before has so much of that messaging come from retailers and big corporations. We are told exactly what objects we need to be valuable human beings while sitting on our living room couch, on the streets, in the coffee shops, every single time we check our phones..... What can be done? I don't know, but awareness is surely the first step. ° #themoreyouknow #brandnew80s #igDChirsh #athirshhorn #hirshhorn #instagood #artgallery #consumerism #barbarakruger #artthatmatters
Fantastic exhibition #brandnew80s #jennyholzer & @peternagy1959 got to visit it opening day
Some pretty dope #Hokusai swag at this witty, satirical and deeply subversive exhibit at the @hirshhorn #brandnew80s #artasacommodity
Visitors walk past Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait" and Mike Bidlo's "Not Warhol (Cow Wallpaper, 1966)" at the exhibition "Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s" at the Hishhorn. #brandnew80s #warhol #andywarhol #selfportrait #mikebidlo #notwarhol #cowwallpaper #hirshhornmuseum #hirshhorn #washingtondc #dc #smithsonian #popart #appropriation
coping mechanisms #BrandNew80s
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📷 from the #aCreativeDC feed by @julius.pak , at @hirshhorn ’s #BrandNew80s exhibition. Open N O W , the show goes year-by-year and “parallels major artistic developments with the corresponding events that shaped the ’80s, including gentrification and the height of the AIDS crisis.” n e o n : “Silence = Death” by ACT UP (Gran Fury), 1987. Tag your weekend. #aCreativeDC
Art from the 80s @hirshhorn | “A US Department of Agriculture report published in 2016 analyzed point of sale transaction data gathered from supermarkets, grocery markets, and combination food and drug stores in 2011. A startling finding: across all households, more money was spent on soft drinks than any other food item. Additionally, sugar-sweetened beverages, which include fruit juices, energy drinks, sweetened tea, and soft drinks, accounted for over 7% of Americans’ grocery budgets.” - @huffpost | “That’s interesting, but I love sugar.” - Gary Cho | #brandnew80s
Modern art is making us crazy!! #AdopteenDC #BrandNew80s 📸: @shulace24
Philip Taaffe’s painting Undercurrent (1983)  wrecked me... no picture can do it justice but the undulating lines vibrate your eyes the longer you gaze and create a similar effect to static on a TV screen. Works like these remind me that it's all one giant illusion anyway.😌 Check it out for yourself at the Hirshhorn (My favorite DC museum!) "Objects and their functions no longer had any significance. All I perceived was perception itself, the hell of forms and figures devoid of human emotion and detached from the reality of my unreal environment. I was an instrument in a virtual world that constantly renewed its own meaningless image in a living world that was itself perceived outside of nature. And since the appearance of things was no longer definitive but limitless, this paradisiacal awareness freed me from the reality external to myself. The fire and the rose, as it were, became one." - Federico Fellini ° #brandnew80s #hirshhornmuseum #psychedelicart #opart #itsallanillusionanyway #museum #opticalillusion
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A wise woman once told me... 🍭💸 #BrandNew80s #jessicadiamond
just a reminder 🌹✨
80s TV style 📺 #BrandNew80s
"He kills me" #BrandNew80s
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Powerful texts. #BrandNew80s
I'm not a consumer. I'm a product. . . . . . . but actually, suuuper interesting to think about how consumerism has transformed/transformed us since barbara kruger debuted this piece in the 80s. Mass media has evolved in dynamic, social ways, while our purchasing power has been eclipsed by corporations that subsidize our social habits on free platforms in exchange for ~data~ We are inundated by a constant barrage of stimuli formulated specifically to persuade us. Our attention has been commodified. Who owns our consciousness? Idk. Don't I look pretty? #brandnew80s #bythings #acreativedc
Blast from my past... Hirshhorn exhibit “Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 80s” #BrandNew80s #Art #ILoveThe80s
When it rains/snows/hails, retreat to a museum.
Loved the new @hirshhorn exhibit #brandnew80s
An autobiography 🍭
#BrandNew80s just a sample
Freedom of Expression Drugs by Erika Rothenberg #brandnew80s @hirshhorn
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Classic #BrandNew80s
Sarah Charlesworth is among the stellar group of artists included in the new @hirshhorn exhibition, “Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s”. Up through May 13th! • Image: Detail, “Golden Boy”, 1983-1984 • #sarahcharlesworth #maccarone #hirshhornmuseum #brandnew80s
Another beautiful day in my beautiful city #BrandNew80s
This is just gorgeous. How do I get a table by #hiroshisugimoto ??? Oh, and the exhibit #brandnew80s is great, and the #dolcezza new coffee bar is lovely too.
"Don't worry, #justdoit . And for those that #canteven anymore, there's #prozac ! Don't think. Relax. Give us your #data , and enjoy the #advertisements ." . . . #empty #shoppingaddict #consumerism #mentalhealthawareness #marketing #digital #modernlife #hirshhorn #brandnew80s #art #politics
If you have free time this long holiday weekend, pop over to the @hirshhorn & check out their sleek new lobby & awesome new exhibit #BrandNew80s ❤️💙💚💜💛
one of the great unknowns in #brandnew80s a simulationist wall sculpture by #markstahl , who disappeared mysteriously from the art world in the late 80s Title: Modern Leisure @hirshhorn
Trips to the @hirshhorn never disappoint. #brandnew80s #headbandnotincluded
Brand spankin new #brandnew80s #barbarabloom
This is one of my favorites @hirshhorn #brandnew80s
#brandnew80s this was my first time going to an art museum
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