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Artist Talk with Sterling Ruby

American artist Sterling Ruby joins Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a dive into his multifaceted art practice and his monumental sculpture DOUBLE CANDLE.

American artist Sterling Ruby is recognized as one of today’s most prolific and inventive artists. He works across an enormous range of media including textiles, painting, drawing, collage, photography, video, ceramics, and sculpture. His art is often inspired by the physical and conceptual landscape of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works, and he finds meaning in pushing the boundaries between artistic media and seemingly disparate ideas. Through this, his artwork often alludes to the power structures and systemic inequalities found in US culture.

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