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Don’t let the photo fool you—Standing Lincoln (1912) by artist…

2018-02-13T03:19:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Don’t let the photo fool you—Standing Lincoln (1912) by artist Daniel Chester French is only about 37 inches tall. The sculpture served as a model for a 9-foot-tall memorial the artist created for the grounds of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. With funds provided by the state legislature, the Lincoln Centennial Memorial Association commissioned [...]

“Through each of our disparate practices, there’s a constant that inspires me the most—we are…”

2018-02-13T03:19:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“Through each of our disparate practices, there’s a constant that inspires me the most—we are each creating stories where blackness is unapologetic.” - Toyin Ojih Odutola. Last Friday, Ojih Odutola, Yaa Gyasi, and Texas Isaiah spoke with Whitney assistant curator Rujecko Hockley about their respective practices as artists and their overlapping and intersecting interests—from narrative and [...]

Tonight, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Yaa Gyasi, and Texas Isaiah talk to…

2018-02-10T03:19:17+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Tonight, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Yaa Gyasi, and Texas Isaiah talk to Whitney assistant curator Rujeko Hockley about their respective practices as artists and their overlapping and intersecting interests—from narrative and portraiture to migration and dislocation. We’ll be streaming it live on our Facebook page starting at 6:30 pm EST.  [Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985), Representatives [...]

“What Johns did was he presented a new model. There was an abrupt shift. It was sort of like the…”

2018-02-09T03:19:17+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

“What Johns did was he presented a new model. There was an abrupt shift. It was sort of like the Beatles kicking out Elvis.” - Richard Serra on the groundbreaking work of Jasper Johns via The New York Times. We’re collaborating with @philamuseum on a major Johns retrospective in 2020. Go to Source Author: The Whitney [...]

Live-streaming on our Facebook page at 6:30 pm EST: artists…

2018-02-08T03:19:24+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Live-streaming on our Facebook page at 6:30 pm EST: artists Ja’Tovia Gary, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Julie Mehretu, and Dread Scott join Whitney assistant curator Rujeko Hockley to discuss what it means to be an artist in this political moment.  [Dread Scott (b. 1965), A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2015. Nylon, 84 ½ × 52 ½ [...]

For the exhibition To Wander Determined, Toyin Ojih Odutola…

2018-02-06T03:19:08+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For the exhibition To Wander Determined, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families. Listen to the artist discuss the work on view on whitney.org.  [Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985), Unclaimed Estates, 2017. Pastel, charcoal, and graphite on paper. 77 x 42 in. © Toyin Ojih Odutola. [...]

Behind the scenes with mecca vazie andrews, as she prepares for…

2018-02-03T03:19:12+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Behind the scenes with mecca vazie andrews, as she prepares for her program this Saturday. Tomorrow afternoon, andrews and her company the MOVEMENT movement will present an immersive performance in dialogue with the work of Laura Owens in our theater. The performance, [title], will combine movement, sound, projection, and participation.  Go to Source Author: The [...]