Artist-Driven Programs

The Whitney invites guest artists to create events for the Whitney’s public that are an extension of and informed by their practice.


Past Programs

THEODORA SKIPITARES

Theater on stage with large masks.

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.

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JENNIFER TIPTON

Woman acting on stage in chair with projection.

Jennifer Tipton. Photograph by Filip Wolak

June 28, 2013
Inspired 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.

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NATE LOWMAN

Two students painting on wall.

Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

May 17, 2013
Taking 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.

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William Pope.L

Three musicians sitting on stage playing guitar.

Burying the Blues. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


April 19, 2013
This unique public programs series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Blues for Smoke, was organized by artist William Pope.L.

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Julianne Swartz

Woman talking in microphone to people in room.

Photograph by Oresti Tsonopoulos


July 27, 2012
Julianne Swartz organized a sound and performance piece inspired by Yayoi Kusama.

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Whitney Biennial 2012

Nude model with students painting around her.

Model from Nicole Eisenman's Figure Drawing Atelier. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


March 16–May 17, 2012
For Whitney Biennial 2012, six Biennial artists explore key aspects of their practice to create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.

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Cory Arcangel

Cory smiling in front of a microphone.

Cory Arcangel. Photograby by Tiffany Oelfke

May 26–September 11, 2011
This unique public programs series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools, was organized by artist Cory Arcangel.

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Jean Shin

Students working on crafts.

Thek's Teaching Notes.  Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

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.

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2010 Biennial

Students working on artwork.

A Wound Drawn Together workshop. Workshop participants and second from left Saul Melman. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

March 26–May 31, 2010  
Six Biennial artists create distinctive evenings of performance, discussion, demonstration, and engagement.

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Spencer Finch

Light installation hanging from the ceiling.

Spencer Finch, Night Sky (over the Painted Desert, Arizona, January 11, 2004), 2004. Eighty-five hanging lamps and 401 bulbs, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist

 

September 17, 2009–January 24, 2010
This public program series was organized by artist Spencer Finch in conjunction with the exhibitions _Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction_ and _Roni Horn aka Roni Horn_.

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Howie Chen

June 25–October 11, 2009
This public program series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond, was organized by curator and artist Howie Chen.

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