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HOWDOYOU-SAYYAMINAFRICAN?

FRI, Mar 7, 2014
1 pm

Whitney Museum Second Floor (Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery)

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? debuts a film reimagining the traditional opera to pose a central question: “What happens to the black body when it is haunted by a ‘blackness’ outside of it?” The spoken, chanted, sung, and screamed libretto explores the consequences of centuries of global racial strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent.

March 7
1 pm

March 8–9
11 am

Free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity is reached.

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.


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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.