Bahamian-born, New York-based artist Janine Antoni is known for creating powerful works through intimate and idiosyncratic means. Painting with her hair, carving with her teeth, and shaping with her tongue, Antoni blurs the line between sculpture and performance. Lick and Lather, 1993–94, one of the artist’s most well-known pieces, is on view in the Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary exhibition At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection. The work features two cast busts of the artist, one in chocolate and one in soap, which the artist wore down by licking and bathing. Join us as Antoni discusses the development of her sculpture, photography, and performance.
At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection is organized by Evelyn Hankins and assistant curator Melissa Ho.The exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Estate of Frank B. Gettings in memory of Nancy Kirkpatrick and Frank Gettings, the Holenia Trust and members of the Hirshhorn Annual Circle Program.
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