Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown

Whitney on Site is a series of installations commissioned to occupy the site of the Whitney's future building in the Meatpacking District.

July 7–9, 2011

Dancers during a performance

STREB Extreme Action Company. Photograph by Tom Caravaglia

The Whitney Museum of American Art has commissioned noted choreographer Elizabeth Streb to create a new work as part of the series Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown. The piece, ASCENSION, which involves a twenty-one foot rotating ladder, will be performed by members of STREB Extreme Action Company in Gansevoort Plaza (the intersection of Gansevoort Street, Little West 12th Street, and Ninth Avenue), a block from the Whitney’s new building site. Performances will occur twice a day, at 3 pm and 5 pm, from Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9.

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Commissions

Barbara Kruger

Art installation by Barbara Kruger

September 1–October 17, 2010

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Guyton\Walker

artwork

May 8–July 7, 2010

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Tauba Auerbach

Outdoor art installation

July 18–August 29, 2010

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New Building Project

The High Line and new Whitney Museum

Image courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson and Partners

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