Fritz Haeg

May 3, 2008

The artist showing kids his artwork

Fritz Haeg explaining his installation for families. Photograph by Stina Puotinen

Fritz Haeg was trained as an architect, but his current practice spans disciplines including performance, ecology, and installation. The Biennial 2008 artist led families on a private guided tour of Animal Estates, his outdoor installation in the Sculpture Court, which recreated habitats of animals native to New York City that have been displaced by the Whitney's building. Composer Matthew Van Brink then led families in several interactive sing along songs inspired by Haeg's installation and guided kids and parents through the process of creating their own animal-inspired tune. 

Learn more about Fritz Haeg
Go to Matthew Van Brink’s website

The Workshop

  • Th artist explaining an installation

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • The artist giving a tour to families

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • The artist and kids

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • Kids interacting with an art display

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • An accordion player entertains kids

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • Kids listen to an accordion player

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • A family works on a project

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  •  A girl writes on a piece of paper

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • Two girls reading together

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • A girl reading to her mother

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen

  • Kids playing around

    Photographs by Stina Puotinen