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An Atlas of Es Devlin

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Nov 21 Through Aug 11 | Tue |
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"An Atlas of Es Devlin" is the first monographic museum exhibition dedicated to British artist and stage designer Es Devlin, who has charted a course from kinetic stage designs at the National Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera to installations at major institutions, including the World Expo, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations headquarters.

Her sculptures for Olympic Ceremonies, NFL Super Bowl halftime shows, and stadium tours for The Weeknd and U2 frame narratives that feel personal at a larger-than-life scale. She shapes stories in ways that stay with us and reframe our thinking.

For this first monographic exhibition of her work, Devlin and the curators dug through her 30-year archive, mapping commonalities connecting her teenage paintings to her stage designs to her contemporary installations. Devlin calls the result an "atlas" —a collection of maps. Until now, these drawings, paintings, and sculptures have remained unseen.

Venue: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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