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The Whitney invites guest artists to create events for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their practice.
Theodora Skipitares and performance. Photograph by Oresti Tsonopoulos
December 13, 2013
On the occasion of Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980, artist Theodora Skipitares led an evening of performance and demonstration around her practice of puppet theater.
June 28, 2013Inspired by Edward Hopper’s spectacular rendering of light, artist and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton invited visitors to explore the art of lighting through experimental demonstrations.
May 17, 2013Taking the exhibition Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective as his point of departure, Nate Lowman created an homage to the painter through a live action performance in the museum.
April 19, 2013This unique public programs series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Blues for Smoke, was organized by artist William Pope.L.
July 27, 2012Julianne Swartz organized a sound and performance piece inspired by Yayoi Kusama.
March 16–May 17, 2012For Whitney Biennial 2012, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.
May 26–September 11, 2011This unique public programs series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, was organized by artist Cory Arcangel.
October 21, 2010–February 13, 2011 This series was organized by Jean Shin, in conjunction with Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective and Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork.
March 26–May 31, 2010 Six Biennial artists create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.
September 17, 2009–January 24, 2010This public program series was organized by artist Spencer Finch in conjunction with the exhibitions Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction and Roni Horn aka Roni Horn.
June 25–October 11, 2009This public program series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond, was organized by curator and artist Howie Chen.