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