Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Poetics Surveyed at Whitney and Hessel Museums –

In photo documentation of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Aveugle Voix (1975), the artist appears in all white, squatting, with her black hair flowing down to her ankles. Performing in San Francisco, Cha bound her eyes with a length of white fabric on which VOIX (French for voice) was stenciled in black, and wrapped around her … Read more

Whitney Workers Crash Gala to Protest “Lowball” Wages

Whitney workers protested for fair wages during a gala last night, May 17. (all photos Jasmine Liu/Hyperallergic) Attendees of a gala last evening, May 17 at the Whitney Museum of American Art — the New York institution’s principal fundraising event of the year — could not steer to the entrance without bypassing a clamorous crowd … Read more

James Little’s Turn in the Spotlight at this Year’s Whitney Biennial –

Some artists find global acclaim fresh out of art school. Others toil a lifetime in obscurity, only to be discovered—if they’re lucky—long after their death. So there’s something particularly stirring about artists who finally receive the recognition they deserve after pursuing their work for decades upon the decades, to the exclusion of all else. Such … Read more

Whitney Museum Workers Surprise 2022 Biennial Guests With Union Protest

On Tuesday evening, March 29, the sun gradually dropped into the Hudson River at the end of Gansevoort Street, turning a chilly spring day into a frigid, wintry night. Logging temperatures 20 degrees below average, a crowd of about 30 unionized staff at the Whitney Museum of American Art and other New York City museums … Read more

Whitney Biennial Arrives, Christopher Alexander Dies—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE BIG SHOW. After a pandemic-induced delay, the Whitney Biennial has arrived in New York, with work from 63 participants. Curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwardsit is a “tender, understated survey of the American art … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein’s Manhattan Studio Gifted to Whitney Museum

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s studio in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village will be donated to the Whitney Museum of American Art, his widow Dorothy Lichtenstein and the museum announced yesterday. The massive, 9,000-square-foot space will become the first permanent home of the Whitney’s offbeat Independent Study Program (ISP). The building, located at 741/745 Washington Street and initially … Read more