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Today, Thurs, July 28

Events

10:30 AM–3 PM
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
Installation

As part of the exhibition Jill Kroesen: Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering, the theatrical installation is on view in the theater during Museum Hours, July 27–31. Featuring set design by artist Jared Bark and costumes designed by Mary Kay Stolz, this mis-en-scene portrays an imagined small town on which Kroesen inscribes her allegorical work, manifesting the structures of parenting, socialization, and control that shape individual lives and collective society.

Artist, composer, and singer Jill Kroesen was an essential figure in the 1970s downtown New York performance milieu, working at the intersection of experimental music and then-emerging performance art. In the words of performance critic Sally Banes, “condensing political events with soap opera plots and infantile rationalizations about the way the world works,” Kroesen’s “systems portraits,” as she came to call her works, depicting socioeconomic, sexual, and gender politics through funny, ramshackle, and chaotic performances. Coinciding with the Whitney’s collection exhibition Human Interest, Kroesen’s performance employs portraiture as a means of exploring power dynamics. After an artistic hiatus of over thirty years, she returns this summer with a new show at the Whitney, Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering

July 27–28
10:30 am–3 pm

July 29–31
10:30 am–4 pm

Free with Museum admission.

A schematic of the set showing booths such as Married Men's Liars Club and Any Asshole Can Have a Kid Birthing Center
11 AM
4 PM
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A portrait of Michio Ito by Toyo Miyatake
12 PM
3 PM
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An artwork by Stuart Davis. A colorful view of a street scene

12 PM

3 PM

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An artwork by Stuart Davis. A colorful view of a street scene
1 PM
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_Human Interest_: Floor Six
2 PM
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A sculpture by Rochelle Goldberg in the galleries

Mirror Cells

2 PM

2 PM

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A sculpture by Rochelle Goldberg in the galleries