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Courses & Workshops

Fall 2014 Course: Art in the Age of Koons

On the occasion of Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, this course will grapple with the context of Jeff Koons’s work and his impact on several generations of artists. Widely regarded as one of the most important and controversial artists of the last thirty years, Koons has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the global market. This course will situate Koons’s career within contemporary movements and will conclude with a look at his multi-generational influence, including a special session with associate curator Christopher Lew.

Jennie Goldstein, a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum since 2011, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Stony Brook University where she studies late modern and contemporary art. Her area of focus is on intersections of visual art and dance, and her in-progress dissertation, “Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960–1975,” reveals historical underpinnings for the recent surge in dance in museums. Prior to pursuing her doctorate she worked as a curatorial assistant and senior curatorial assistant at the Whitney, where she contributed to many exhibitions and publications.

Four–part course: September 18; October 2, 9, 16
Morning session: 9:30–11 am
Afternoon session: 1:30–3 pm

Enrollment: $460
Members: $375

To register, email courses@whitney.org or call (212) 671-8359. For general inquiries and information related to the course, please email emily_arensman@whitney.org.

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Farnese Hercules), 2013. Plaster and glass; 128 ½ x 67 × 48 5/8 in. (326.4 × 170 × 123.5 cm). Amy and Vernon Faulconer and The Rachofsky Collection. © Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Farnese Hercules), 2013. Plaster and glass; 128 ½ x 67 × 48 5/8 in. (326.4 × 170 × 123.5 cm). Amy and Vernon Faulconer and The Rachofsky Collection. © Jeff Koons