Part File Score

January 22, 2016 – April 10, 2016

Photo: Jean Vong, installation view of "Part File Score" at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2015

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave. at 7th St., SW
Washington, DC

3rd Level Floor Plan

"Part File Score" (2014) is a recently aquired large-scale multimedia installation by Susan Philipsz. The installation is based on the life and work of film composer Hanns Eisler, a German Jew who immigratred to the United States after his music was banned by the Nazis, only to become an early victim of the infamous Hollywood blacklist of supposed Coummunist sympathizers.