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Performances

Yuji Agematsu: Walk on A,B,C, Activation

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Since the late 1980s, the obsessive and visionary artistic practice of Yuji Agematsu has included daily walks through Manhattan’s streets, during which the artist documents and collects the flotsam and jetsam that, thought often unnoticed, comprises much of our urban experience. The Whitney commissioned Agematsu to survey the Museum’s new building and its surrounding neighborhood during the second half of 2014. The products of these investigations are highly choreographed sequences of timed 35mm slides. These sequences map three routes the artist followed, labeled as A, B, and C. Some images are meticulously collaged, while others include actual dirt or objects found in the street. Collectively, they form an extensive durational portrait of the Whitney and its environs. During the run of the show, Yuji Agematsu: Walk on A,B,C,, Agematsu will perform live sound improvisations, manipulating field recordings made by the artist in his native Japan.

May 8
6–10 pm

May 9, 10
2–5 pm

Free with Museum admission. No special tickets or reservations are required, walk-ins welcome.

Yuji Agematsu (b. 1956), Walk On A,B,C,, 2014–15 (detail). Ten-carousel slide installation with approximately 600 handmade 35mm color slides, soundtrack, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist

Yuji Agematsu (b. 1956), Walk On A,B,C,, 2014–15 (detail). Ten-carousel slide installation with approximately 600 handmade 35mm color slides, soundtrack, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist