Crash Course on the 2024 Whitney Biennial: Sensation

Tues, June 25, 2024
3–4 pm

Online, via Zoom

This single-session course gives participants an in-depth view of works in the 2024 edition of the Whitney Biennial, interpreting them in the context of our social, political, and cultural landscape. 

This course explores how artists use instruments to inform performances or as tools for purposes beyond music-making, including interpersonal communication, scientific and archaeological inquiry, and therapeutic care. Looking closely at works by Nikita Gale, Clarissa Tossin, Constantina Zavitsanos, and Julia Phillips, among others, we consider instruments and objects modified by the artists that blur the line between art and functionality. Through these instruments, artists communicate ideas, systems, stories, and emotions, transforming them from tools for producing sound into dynamic mediums for acquiring, sensing, and generating knowledge about the world around us. This session is led by Fred Cruz Nowell, Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow. 

After the virtual session there is time for questions from attendees. This event will have live Spanish interpretation by Babilla Collective.

*This program was previously scheduled on Tuesday, May 23 as a part of the three-part course Inside the 2024 Whitney Biennial 

This program will be recorded and made available on the Whitney's YouTube channel.

This event will have live closed captioning. If you need captions in a separate browser window, please email for StreamText link.

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