New dates for postponed Krzysztof Wodiczko installation at Hirshhorn Museum announced

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C, 1988. Courtesy the artist and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on 14 February, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC postponed Krzysztof Wodiczko’s largescale projection featuring a pair of hands holding a gun and a candle, which was first shown in 1988 when it was commissioned by the museum. The museum has now announced revised dates for the installation, titled Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., which will be on display 7–9 March from 7pm until 9.30pm. In a statement following the postponement of the display in February, Wodiczko had said ‘To me, the silence feels most respectful… In this case, not showing the projection shows respect and sensitivity to the people who suffer from this great tragedy.’ 

28 February 2018