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Study Sessions: Codify Art

FRI, June 9, 2017
7:30–9 pm

Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Artspace

Study Sessions is a new ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Codify Art.

Codify Art is a multidisciplinary QTPOC artist collective dedicated to creating, curating and producing work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists of color. Codify believes that the existing vocabulary of the arts is inadequate for engagement with the stories of marginalized groups; in response, they create and claim space to collectively build an alternative, inclusionary language. Their output spans art exhibitions to evenings of performance to publications to networking events for the Q/T/W/OC community. Codify Art is Jarrett Key, Jon Key, Kat JK Lee, Sharina Gordon, and Leandro Zaneti and is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-register to skip the line.

Please let us know if you have any requests for accommodations, such as an accessible seating location or ASL interpretation. If you have questions about accessibility, please email or call (646) 666-5574 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.


March 10 Geo Wyeth
April 7 Saretta Morgan
May 19 Chinatown Art Brigade
June 9 Codify Art
July 21 Baseera Khan

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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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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.