Projects > Museum Exhibitions/Performances (2011-Present)

Alien Nation, 2017
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 

curated by Victoria Reis
Alien Nation, 2017
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

curated by Victoria Reis
2017

Alien Nation, 2017
Hoesy Corona
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC

Shadow/Casters curated by Victoria Reis | Transformer DC

Photo by Brightest Young Things

 
Performance Description:
 
Alien Nation is a performance by Hoesy Corona that ruminates on the impending plight of climate immigrants globally. Twenty-three costumed performers will traverse the Hirshhorn Museum’s 2nd floor rotunda windows and embark viewers on a mysterious and evocative visual journey.
 
Alien Nation is part of Corona’s  ongoing series The Nobodies (2009-Present), where the artist explores what it means to be a disenfranchised member of society in North America by embodying the abstract concept of nobody.
 
Corona makes colorful sculptural garments fitted to the human body that create other-worldly experiences for the viewer. The artist revels in the simultaneous visibility and invisibility that the garments bring to the wearer. In these performances audience members are invited to play a part in the act of nobodying, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody. Nothing all of a sudden becomes individualized, becomes body and eyes becomes no one.