In advance of Akira Rabelais and Kassel Jaeger’s upcoming concert at the Whitney Museum on Sunday, September 14th, curator Jay Sanders conducted a brief email interview. He engages with these two highly enigmatic sound artists to explore some of the particularities of their work, and potential links between their respective artistic practices.
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.
In this conversation, drag performance icon Flawless Sabrina, 2014 Biennial artist Zackary Drucker, and Senior Curatorial Assistant Elisabeth Sherman discuss the tarot card readings that took place as part of the Biennial; the first drag contest Flawless Sabrina initiated in 1959; and the ever-changing landscape of New York City.