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Whitney Museum of American Art

LAST TEN DAYS! 📆 Don't miss your chance to catch the inspiring exhibition of works by trailblazer #DavidWojnarowicz, and discover the powerful and timely art practices of seven Latinx artists based in the United States on view in #PachaLlaqtaWasichay. Swipe ⬅️ for highlights, and mark your calendars now—both exhibitions close September 30! ***
[Installation views of David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 13–September 30, 2018). Photograph by Ron Amstutz]
[Installation views of Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 13-September 30, 2018) Photograph by Ron Amstutz]


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WATCH: Whitney curator @marcelacguerrero and artist #GuadalupeMaravilla discuss his work on view in #PachaLlaqtaWasichay, which was created by playing the popular Salvadoran game Tripa Chuca. Want to hear more from the artists in #PachaLlaqtaWasichay? Join us Sunday at 3:00 pm for Thinking Through Space, a panel moderated by @marcelacguerrero! [📹 by @orestionline]


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#SibylKempson's 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens marks each solstice and equinox to create a new ceremonial calendar. The eleventh Shout in this cycle of twelve rituals celebrates the autumnal equinox on September 22! 🍂 Join us for an eclectic affair featuring live musicians, a historically controversial character, and a waltz! Learn more and buy tickets at the link in our profile. ⬆️ [Sibyl Kempson, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens, Summer Solstice, June 21, 2018, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph © Paula Court]


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#AndyWarhol shot hundreds of movies – short and long, silent and sound, scripted and improvised. 📽️ 🎞️ As part of the upcoming Warhol retrospective at the Whitney, we'll be screening a selection of his classic films! According to the @nytimes “they are films like few others, in part because, first and foremost, they are also sublime art,” Tickets to the film screenings are on sale now—get yours at the link in our profile! 🎟️ #WarholxWhitney ***
[Edie Sedgwick, 1965. 16mm, b&w, silent; 4.5 min. @ 16 fps, 4 min. @ 18 fps. Pictured: Edie Sedgwick.]
[Empire, 1964. 16mm, b&w, silent; 8 hrs., 5 min. at 16 fps, 7 hrs., 11 min. at 18 fps]
[Since, 1966. 16mm, color, sound; 67 min. @ 24 fps. Pictured: Mary Woronov, Ronnie Cutrone, Dicken James, Ivy Nicholson, Susan Bottomly, Randy Bourscheidt, Richard Rheem, Ondine, Gerard Malanga and unidentified.]
[Elvis at Ferus, 1963. 16mm, b&w, silent; 4.0 min. @ 16 fps, 3.5 min. @ 18 fps]


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Stepping into Saturday 😎 [📷 by @nic.lehoux]


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“Don’t ever give up on beauty. We’re fighting so we can have things like this, so we can have beauty again.” — #DavidWojnarowicz to #ZoeLeonard. Today, we celebrate what would have been Wojnarowicz’s 64th birthday. There are two weeks left to catch the artist's retrospective, David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night, on view now at the Whitney. #otd 🌷


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Calling all TEENS! Join us for Open Studio this Friday at 4 pm to create your very own fashion designs inspired by @eckhaus_latta. ✨Tap the link in our profile for more details ⬆️. [Photo by Ben Gabbe/Carasella Photography]


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We remember September 11 with two #WhitneyCollection works by #EllsworthKelly: Green Panel (Ground Zero) (2011) and Ground Zero (2003). Kelly imagined a large, gently sloping mound of earth covered in brilliant green grass when he conceived of a memorial Ground Zero in 2001. When the artist saw this aerial photograph of Ground Zero published in @nytimes in 2003, he was inspired to make this collage of a prospective memorial. Preserving Ground Zero as an undeveloped rectangle of green grass perfectly embodies Kelly’s interest in monochrome geometry and the landscape. When looking down from neighboring buildings on the site, viewers would see an uninterrupted expanse of color, as if looking at the ocean or sky. #WhitneyCollection 💚☁️[#EllsworthKelly (1923–2015), Ground Zero, 2003. Collage on paper (newsprint). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of an anonymous donor. © Ellsworth Kelly]
[#EllsworthKelly (1923–2015), Green Panel (Ground Zero), 2011. Painted Aluminum. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art. © Ellsworth Kelly]


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WATCH: Artist #EmilyRoysdon reflects on the ways in which #DavidWojnarowicz inspired her own work on the occasion of his Whitney retrospective, on view through September 30. Click the link in our profile to watch the full video! ⬆️


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“The bones do not symbolize death to me. They are shapes that I enjoy. It never occurs to me they have anything to do with death. They are very lively."—#GeorgiaOKeeffe. Her painting, Summer Days, is now on view in Where We Are, Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960. #WhitneyCollection #NewOnView ***
[Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Summer Days, 1936. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 × 30 1/8 in. (91.8 × 76.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Calvin Klein 94.171 ©2015 The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]


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It's electric! ⚡️💡 #MaryCorse's studio became a laboratory for material experimentation in the 1960s. Rather than emulate the effects of light through her paintings, Corse captures it directly, engaging light’s unique properties—the way it travels in waves, bends, and can be reflected and refracted—to create works that appear to radiate from within.
[Video courtesy the artist; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Lehmann Maupin, New York; and Lisson Gallery, London]


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The CCTV monitors in #EckhausLattaPossessed reveal live-streamed surveillance footage from the retail environment in the exhibition, along with pre-recorded scenes from @eckhaus_latta’s own retail store in LA and other locations that carry their label! 📹📺 The makeshift set up underscores how voyeurism has become an increasingly normalized part of the consumer experience. 👁 [Video by Alexa Karolinski; edited by Mary Clark]


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