Robert Whitman is scheduled to perform two pieces, Prune Flat, 1965 and Local Report: Side Effects, 2017, at the Musée du Louvre as part of FIAC's Hors les Murs performance program, Parades for FIAC. PRUNE FLAT, 1965 Prune Flat, conceived specifically for a proscenium stage, combines live performers, film projection and evocative props. Large film images envelop and flatten performers, who then appear in full three-dimensionality on the stage, echoing the actions they perform in the film. Wh
Friday, October 7, 2016, 7pm, Art Catalyst presents Robert Whitman's Side Effects performance. This unique evening of performance mixed pre-recorded and live-streamed moving image from across the city, animated by a live performance which unfolded over eight acts in the ex-industrial space of The Crossing, Kings Cross in London. An accompanying exhibition was held at Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology. Learn more about Robert Whitman’s Side Effects performance at Art Cataly
Robert Whitman shares his experiences with technology as part of Art Basel in Miami Beach's Conversations panel moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at 10am this Sunday in Hall C of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Click here to watch last year's Premiere Artist Talk with fellow Pace artist Richard Tuttle.
HALF a century ago, on Oct. 4, 1959, an event took place at the Reuben Gallery in the East Village that changed the course of art history: a performance piece by the artist Allan Kaprow titled “18 Happenings in 6 Parts.” It is now known as the first Happening, a mythical event that knocked painting and sculpture from their previously unassailable perches and paved the way for performance art. Within months other artists were mounting their own performances too, including Claes Oldenburg, Jim Din
“Happenings: New York 1958-1963” at the Pace Gallery February 10 - March 17 The spontaneous, migratory, and seminal “Happenings” were ushered into being by a generation of artists devoted to institutional change and conceptual practice. Now, a half century after the fact, they are the focus of a documentary exhibition opening at Pace in February, organized by art historian and gallery matriarch Milly Glimcher. Through over 300 photographs, film footage, performance artifacts, and collaborative a
It's been cast in bronze, stuffed in a jar and painted by the likes of Jasper Johns, Man Ray and Alexander Calder. Introducing one of the art world's lesser-known icons: the light bulb. "Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb" casts light on 37 of these efforts, by 32 artists. The exhibition opened last week at the Pace Gallery's 545 West 22nd Street outpost in New York and will end Nov. 26. Artists were among the first to fully embrace the incandescent light bulb as "a beautiful sor
FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS, Robert Whitman has been making theater pieces that verge on alchemy. In these works, everyday objects take on uncanny properties, as in Two Holes of Water No. 3, 1966, where suburban station wagons wrapped in plastic become mobile TV and film projectors, or in Prune Flat, 1965, in which a single lightbulb descends from above, its brightness washing out the piece’s projected 16-mm footage and restoring three-dimensionality to the world onstage. In the 1960s, when many a