No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

A must-see exhibit if you are in the DC area before January 21, 2019!

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane // Burning Man Exhibit

Hands down, one of the best things about living in the DC area is the access to art. We have countless museums and galleries that are constantly having amazing exhibits. I do not take this for granted.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to a press preview at the Renwick Gallery (well known for it’s Wonder exhibit) for their newest exhibition which opens TODAY! (I took these pics at the Wonder exhibit!)

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the art from Burning Man (or commissioned pieces by the artists who have shown there, some pieces are new, some are replicas or similar to those they have shown at Burning Man) into the museum.

If you don’t know what Burning Man is I’m going to let you Google that for yourself but in general, it’s a gathering in Black Rock Desert that draws 70,000 people each year — all sorts of artists, musicians, and it showcases contemporary art.

My photos are just a few highlights, but there is so much more to this exhibit and you should definitely go see it for yourself if you can! I recommend going soon, and early. I’m sure the weekends will be crazy busy! The entire show will be up from March 30, 2018 through September 16, 2018 and some of it will stay up through January 21, 2019. Visit here for all the details.

The Renwick Gallery is free, and this exhibit is great for kids! There is also a walking exhibit with sculptures around the city that are a part of this as well.

 

Truth is Beauty, by Marco Cochrane

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane // Burning Man Exhibit at Renwick

Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane // Burning Man Exhibit at Renwick Gallery

 

Temple, David Best and the Temple Crew

Temple. Burning Man. Renwick Gallery.

 

Nagana Brass Gown and Cocoon Gown by Gelareh Alam; headpiece on right by Sophia Constance

Gowns by Gelareh Alam // Burning Man Exhibit at the Renwick Gallery

Gowns by Gelareh Alam // Burning Man Exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC

 

Inner Orbit: Lvov, HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu)

Inner Orbit: Lvov by HYBYCOZO in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

 

Deep Thought, HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu)

Deep Thought // Burning Man Exhibit

 

Trocto, HYBYCOZO (Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu)

Trocto // Burning Man Exhibit in Washington DC

 

Thorax, Ambassador of the Insects, Tyler FuQua

Thorax in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

 

Shrumen Lumen, FoldHaus Art Collective

Shrumen Lumen by Foldhaus in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

Shrumen Lumen by Foldhaus in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

Shrumen Lumen by Foldhaus in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

There are circles on the bottom of each piece. If the circle is green, you can stand on it, and the shrum will either get bigger or smaller! The lights change with the music, and I love that the lights aren’t all bright neons! The pastel and lighter colors were my favorite.

Shrumen Lumen by Foldhaus in the No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

 

The Paper Arch, Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti

The Paper Arch // Burning Man

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Photos by Meg Biram. Do not use without permission.