Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
The 2019 Biennial features three weekends of film programming selected by guest curators. Invisible Monuments (August 2–3) is curated by Matt Wolf.
At the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, the recently constructed Whitney Museum lies at the intersection of multiple queer New York histories. Through newly commissioned and historic works by Sam Green, Barbara Hammer, and a collective of filmmakers from FIERCE and Paper Tiger Television, this program reflects on the erasure and preservation of queer history. Beyond a traditional film screening, this expanded documentary event revitalizes films from the past and tells new stories through performance and conversation to recognize living history, the social realities of aging and trauma, and a spirit of resistance against gentrification.
This screening will be followed by a conversation with Matt Wolf and a selection of the artists and filmmakers.
FIERCE and Paper Tiger Television
Fenced Out, 2001
As yet untitled, 2019
History Lessons Redo: The Meat Market, 2019
Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities; free for members). Capacity is limited; visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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