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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

March 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm UTC-5

Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week in the desert gathering known as Burning Man; a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. During the event, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from the Burning Man’s desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. Immersive room-sized installations, costumes, jewelry, and ephemera transport visitors to the gathering’s famed “Playa,” while selected photographs and archival materials from the Nevada Museum of Art’s show City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man trace Burning Man’s growth and its bohemian roots.

Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture.

 

Source from americanart.si.edu.

 

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March 30 @ 10:00 am
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January 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA