Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility

May 20–June 11, 2011
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street

  • Kamal Aljafari, still from _Port of Memory_, 2009. 16mm film, color, sound; 63 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist

  • Yto Barrada, still from The Smuggler Tangier, 2006. Video, color, silent; 11 min. Courtesy Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg and Beirut, and Galerie Polaris, Paris

  • Harun Farocki, still from In Comparison, 2007. 16mm film, color, sound; 61 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist, Berlin

  • Allan Sekula, _Chapter 6: True Cross_ “Waterfront vendors living in containers,” Veracruz (1994) from _Fish Story_ (1988–1995). Courtesy the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California

  • Tania Bruguera, street view of Immigrant Movement International headquarters, Queens, New York, 2011. A project initiated by Tania Bruguera and presented by CreativeTime and the Queens Museum of Art; courtesy Studio Bruguera

  • David Shrigley, It's All Going Very. . ., 2010. © David Shrigley; courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York

  • Claude Closky, Untitled (NASDAQ), 2003 (Installation view, Mudam, Luxembourg). Wallpaper, silkscreen printing, dimensions variable. Photograph © Joséphine de Bère; courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris


Please Note

Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility takes place at The Kitchen (not the Whitney Museum of American Art) and its hours are: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6 pm; Saturday, 11–6 pm. All events held in conjunction with Foreclosed will take place at The Kitchen and The Cooper Union. For more information about the specific hours and location for each event, please consult the calendar.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

About the Whitney ISP Curatorial Program

Installation view of ISP Curatorial students’ exhibition Suburban Home Life at the Whitney Museum’s Downtown Branch on Maiden Lane, 1989

The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production.

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Public Platforms

The main ideas and questions put forth by the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility are expanded through this series of public platforms and events.


Support for the Independent Study Program is provided by Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa, The Capital Group Charitable Foundation, The New York Community Trust, and the Whitney Contemporaries through their annual Art Party benefit.

Endowment support is provided by Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, and the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.