Archival Magazine promotes H-hour Apocalypse to Hit Washington DC at American University Museum 1-26-13

Kandinsky Award Winner, Grisha Bruskin Talks at 5 pm About His Art Exhibition

Jan 25, 2013, 11:22 ET from Archival Magazine

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archival Magazine promotes director and curator Jack Rasmussen's 2013 Winter Exhibitions at the American University Museum. On the main floor, Rasmussen chose to exhibit Bruskin's H-Hour Project, Archeologist's Collection, Aqua Sicca, and a short film produced by Archival Magazine.

The H-hour Project, inspired by the artist's early childhood experiences of Soviet civil defense posters displayed throughout the country since his birth in 1945, has evolved to include current nuclear interests.

H-hour is a frozen theater of clean white female suicide bombers, broken bodies, starving dogs, mice with radiation deformities, a blind man being lead off a cliff by another man wearing a gas mask ... all fossils of the last moments of biological life at nuclear strike.

Bruskin, represented by Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, and Marlborough Gallery, Manhattan, began to experiment with archeological themes such as the process of fossilization in his contemporary artwork early on in his career. Rasmussen selected Bruskin's early installation, Archeologist's Collection, which describes Soviet society as a fallen empire of ruins. 

When Archival Magazine began its feature length documentary film on the life and work of Grisha Bruskin in 2011, producer Shannon Niehus, began working with the artist to create a short narrative film titled, Aqua Sicca. The story cinematically describes the cataclysmic journey of the seated men inside the tent dwelling, and the transformation of the entire scene into a single fossil record.

The American University Museum is the first to exhibit Bruskin's installation of photographs, Aqua Sicca. "Bruskin and I were delighted when the curator decided to show the H-hour Project, Archeologist's Collection, Aqua Sicca the photographs, and Aqua Sicca the film all together as part of the Winter Exhibitions, 2013," says Niehus, CEO of Archival Magazine.

The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within American University's Katzen Arts Center. The region's largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors' holdings and AU's Watkins Collection. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-885-1300 or look on the Web at Follow the museum on Facebook (, on Twitter (@AUMuseum_Katzen), or on Tumblr (

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