Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
My name is George. I am originally from Russia but I live in Manhattan. I like to draw and make free standing sculptures as well as skateboard in my free time. I grew up in a home where failure was not an option and my parents always made me try my best. I actually have a favorite artist. His name is Alexander Pushkin and he is the author of the famous poem The Bronze Horseman. In the future I have a dream of going to Cooper Union and studying art.
YI Artists worked with artist in residence LaToya Ruby Frazier to create photographs that documented their changing neighborhoods, selves, and a variety of public spaces in New York City. They examined the effects of advertising on society and the ways that individuals make every day choices. Teens also watched and discussed excerpts from the documentaries Century of the Self and the British series 7 UP to further understand the links between propaganda, advertising, and the ways in which social class affect an individual’s future.
The media makes people think a certain way, and that way is mostly used to get people to buy their products. Sometimes I see Spanish ads and think that only Hispanic people watch Telemundo, but then I remember that in the end it’s just another ad.
Construction site: I grew up around construction sites, because whenever my dad picked me up on weekends we would always go to his job site. Ever since, I have felt at home there.