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Rachel Rose: Everything and More

Oct 30, 2015–Feb 7, 2016

An emerging artist based in New York, Rachel Rose will receive her first solo exhibition in the United States this fall in the Museum’s fifth-floor Kaufman Gallery. Rose (b. 1986) is known for her striking video installations that deftly merge moving images and sound with nuanced environments. She investigates specific sites and ideas by connecting them to broader, related subject matter. Rose’s presentation at the Whitney will physically engage with the architecture of the Museum’s new Renzo Piano–designed building. Using her own footage and found material, Rose addresses the ubiquity of images and how it generates meaning in contemporary society. 

This exhibition is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Associate Curator.


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Room with a View

By Christopher Y. Lew

"Through the compilation of seemingly unrelated material—first-person narration, music ranging from gospel to electronic dance music (EDM), and swirling chemicals—she has created a work that goes beyond its constituent parts to address ideas of human perception through direct experience and an emotive sensibility."

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In the News

"an ecstatic epic about gravities, literal and figurative, which unfolds onscreen...and orbits in the mind’s eye for days."
The New Yorker

"The Up-and-Coming Artist You've Been Waiting for Has Arrived"

"Rachel Rose: Artist Sets Out on Gravity-inspired Space Odyssey"
The Guardian

"The video is a sensorial coup...Together, all the elements deliver an out-of-body thrill."
W Magazine

"Rose has the rare ability to impart an experience of materiality through the moving image."
BOMB Magazine