Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer created a memorial to those lost—unbound by time or place. Portraits of loved ones are rendered in sand, printed by a modified plotter. The portraits disappear almost as soon as they are completed. Finished portraits are photographed, printed, and added to the gallery on a monthly basis. 

The design of the exhibition was a close collaboration between curatorial, exhibition design, and graphic design with parameters from the artist. All of the exhibition graphics conform to a grid created by the tabloid-sized portraits.

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Creative Director: Adam O’Reilly
Curator: Drew Sawyer
Exhibition Design: Joachim Hackl
Project Manager: Lauren Bierly
Photography: Jonathan Dorado

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Updated October 12, 2023