The most elaborate Intersections project to date, (IN)balance, is the first major museum presentation of Veilhan’s work in the U.S. It features 18 recent pieces in various media, from sculpture and painting to installation work. The title refers to maintaining a balance between natural and social forces, new technologies and historical styles. Veilhan’s large resin sculpture, The Bear (2010), greets visitors on the corner of 21st and Q Streets.
Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.
Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.
The exhibition is supported in part by the Institut Français—Ministry of Foreign Affairs.