Black Box: Magnus Wallin

December 15, 2006 – May 20, 2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Lower Level Floor Plan

The Black Box Theater showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists who use film or video as their creative medium. Films or videos run continuously.

Exercise Parade (2001, 2:40 min.)
Anatomic Flop (2003, 2:38 min.)

Magnus Wallin (b. 1965, lives and works in Malmo, Sweden) began his career as a performance and installation artist, creating visceral, intense situations, but he is best known for his short animations that have the quality of modern myths. Wallin employs the aesthetics of video games, challenging his characters with obstacles yet placing the viewer in situations where they are not in control of the outcome. The artist attributes his scenarios to his own dreams and nightmares. After building models and detailed storyboards, Wallin further develops the scenarios with a team of animators.