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New Theater @ Whitney Museum, Oct 17 – 25

16 October 2015

New Theater performance group moves its until-now very Berlin-based production to New York’s Whitney Museum for a series of performances running from October 17 to 25.

The collective was established in 2013 by American artists Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, basing itself within a converted storefront in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighbourhood and putting on a series of plays relying heavily on “the ethos of community theater” and built on collaboration with other artists, musicians and writers, including The End of Love.

Their performances at the Whitney Museum consist of two presentations of their play Apartment (Mother Courage), a series of performances in the public spaces of the Museum, and the publication of a limited-edition book of the group’s selected works.

See the event page for details. **

The End of Love (2014) @ New Theater, Berlin. Image courtesy the theatre.
The End of Love (2014) @ New Theater, Berlin. Image courtesy the theatre.
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JODI @ Whitney Museum, Mar 5 –

5 March 2014

Net art duo Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans of JODI, present ‘goodmorning goodnight’ at New York’s Whitney Museum, March 5.

As part of new media curator Christiane Paul‘s SUNRISE/SUNSET series, they explore the visual and textual representations of the daily cycle in the online environment, to mark the opening and closing of the day in New York.

The pair use location-specific images of sunsets and sunrises from areas surrounding the museum, culled from photo sharing website Panoramio and following the path of the sun as it sets and rises, thereby collapsing “user-generated and media representations of time and space into a single view of Manhattan seen through a browser window”.

See the Whitney Museum website for details. **

JODI, Screenshot of 'goodmorning goodnight' at sunset
JODI, Screenshot of ‘goodmorning goodnight’ at sunset

Header Image: JODI, screenshot of ‘goodmorning goodnight’ at sunrise

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‘Shared Spaces’ symposium @ Whitney Museum, Jan 14

10 January 2014

New York’s Whitney Museum will be holding a two-part symposium, Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures, on January 14.

A “site-specific network” exploring “the transformation of the museum in the age of social media”, the event will look at the digital devices, corporate platforms and historical shifts affecting the mediation, experience and attitudes towards art in the gallery setting through a series of long-form panels and micro-lectures moderated by digital art scholar Christiane Paul. Other scholars, curators and artists to take part include Ed Shanken, New Museum curator Lauren Cornell, Mendi and Keith Obadike and The Jogging co-founder Brad Troemel, among others. Because in an era where André Malraux’s “museum without walls” has been realised, where exactly do those that still have them stand?

See the Whitney Museum website for details. **

Header image: Cory Arcangel, ‘Yada, Yada, Yada’ (2013).

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