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The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality,and the Moving Image: Part II - Realisms

June 19, 2008 – September 7, 2008

Museum: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Location: 2nd Level

In this unprecedented 2-part exhibition The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, the Hirshhorn takes an in-depth look at moving-image art works by a range of influential and emerging international artists who use film language to explore the ever-increasing impact of the cinematic on our perceptions on what is real and what is illusion. In Part II - Realism, it explores the phenomenon that in an age when capturing real life in real time becomes ever easier, the line between fact and fiction is increasingly complicated.

Related catalogue: $65 (cloth)

Note: Part I - Dreams was on view from February 14, 2008 - May 11, 2008.