Tag Archives: Whitney Museum of American Art


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Laura Poitras, ANARCHIST: Israeli Drone Feed (Intercepted February 24, 2009), 2016. COURTESY THE ARTIST

A Tsunami of Data: Laura Poitras, Trevor Paglen, Hito Steyerl, and More Discuss Surveillance Technology at the Whitney

On Saturday afternoon, at the Whitney Museum in New York, Laura Poitras had a warning for her audience: “If there’s anyone in the room who has intelligence, who has clearance, you’re going to be seeing classified information as part of … Read More


Artists
Jack Whittin photographed in his Queens studio on October 26, 2015 

©KATHERINE MCMAHON

An Old-School Painter Adapts to a New World Order: Jack Whitten’s 50-Year Evolution

In 1974, a monolithic, fire-red painting by Jack Whitten debuted in the Whitney’s lobby gallery. Whitten made the painting, titled Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by laying the canvas on the floor, dragging a squeegee across it to mix colors, and letting the … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Glenn Ligon
Live, 2014, seven channel video. Installation view at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2015. ©GLENN LIGON/COURTESY THE ARTIST, LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK, AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/PHOTO: JOSHUA WHITE

The Writing on the Wall: Glenn Ligon on Borrowing Text to Expose American Racism, in 2011

Below, in honor of Glenn Ligon’s show at Luhring Augustine’s Bushwick space, which opens today, is Hilarie M. Sheets’s profile of Ligon from ARTnews’s April 2011 issue. (A second show of Ligon’s work opens at the gallery’s Chelsea space in … Read More


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Morning Links: Mobsters and Dealers Edition

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Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Whitney's associate director for conservation and research, at work. COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

The Whitney’s Conservation Team Is in This Week’s New Yorker

One of the longest articles in this week’s New Yorker has an unlikely subject: the Whitney’s conservators. Written by novelist and MacArthur Fellow Ben Lerner, the piece is about the trials and tribulations of restoring contemporary art. How do you … Read More


Retrospective
Installation view of "Nine Young Artists," 1968, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. ©SGRF, NY

Time on Their Hands: Scott Burton on Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman’s Durational Art, in 1968

Scott Burton is best known for his minimalist furniture, which usually involves granite and bronze and is currently being shown as part of MoMA’s PS1’s “Greater New York.” But Burton started out as a critic. In the late ’60s, he was an … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Mary Reid Kelley, The Thong of Dionysus, 2015, still from video. COURTESY FREDERICKS & FREISER, NEW YORK

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs, 1929–30.

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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Philip Pearlstein's 1975 portrait of Perrault. JEFF WEINSTEIN/VIA FACEBOOK

John Perreault, Noted Art Critic for The Village Voice and ARTnews, Dies at 78

John Perreault, who wrote sharp art criticism for ARTnews, Soho News, and the Village Voice, and who made art that often relied on strange materials, died on Sunday morning after being hospitalized at NYU Langone for complications resulting from gastrointestinal … Read More


Retrospective
Jack Tworkov, Alternative IX (OC-Q1-78 #5), 1978, oil on canvas. COURTESY THE ESTATE OF JACK TWORKOV AND ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK

Drawing With Paint: Douglas Crimp on Jack Tworkov, in 1971

With a show of works by Jack Tworkov having opened yesterday at Alexander Gray Associates, we turn back to our March 1971 issue, in which the art historian Douglas Crimp, who was then a curatorial assistant at the Guggenheim, reviewed … Read More


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The Breuer building, prior to the Met's planned renovations. ©EZRA STOLLER/ESTO

Met’s Breuer Annex Will Be Renovated Ahead of March Opening, Will Include a ‘Book Bar’

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York detailed its plans for the Met Breuer, the museum’s annex for modern and contemporary art, which is set to open in March 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s former, Marcel … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Cy Gavin, Spittal Pond, Bermuda, 2015, acrylic, oil, chalk, staples on canvas. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SARGENT'S DAUGHTERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Artists Retrospective
Frank Stella, Gran Cairo, 1962, alkyd on canvas. WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK; PURCHASE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART 63.34/©2014 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

‘What You See Is What You See’: Donald Judd and Frank Stella on the End of Painting, in 1966

Frank Stella and Donald Judd are both having moments right now. There’s an exhibition of Stella’s paintings and drawings at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, in Basel, and on October 30, Stella will have a retrospective that will open at the Whitney Museum … Read More


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Abdalla, on the left. (PHOTO: BFA/Billy Farrell)

Nadine Johnson Flack Adam Abdalla Will Start His Own Firm

Adam Abdalla, the senior vice president of arts and culture at the powerhouse New York public relations firm Nadine Johnson, will be leaving that company to start his own firm, which will be focused predominantly on the arts and is … Read More