Robert Whitman // Inside Out

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Robert Whitman // Inside Out

Time: January 19, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Broadway 1602
Street: 1181 Broadway
City/Town: Manhattan
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Event Type: gallery performance, opening night, robert whitman, installation, conceptual spaces
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2013

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Event Description

Robert Whitman has been a pioneer and central protagonist of New York's 1960s new art movements. Today, his work, ideas and methodology can be seen to have a far-reaching impact on contemporary practice in the New York and broader international art scene. His performances and installations are exceptional fixed points within the collective aesthetic memory of the last four decades of U.S. art practice - thus giving his work a near meta- historical perspective of reception. Vitally, having been at the core of the radical movements of his early days, Whitman's work might be regarded today as an allegory of art making itself.

In our first project with Robert Whitman at BROADWAY 1602 we present Window (1963) restored in its original form - one of the artist's most spectacular early film installations. The visual logic of Window is a restricted and directed view through a window sitting in a paneled wall. Outside (or inside) the illusionary room one sees through the window a 16mm film projection loop of a woman disrobing and cavorting in the woods. Branches and foliage frame the film and extend the filmic core image towards the reality of the locked-out viewer.

Inside Out will be presented during the Opening reception of the show on January 19th. A second staging of the performance during the run of the exhibition will be filmed by Babette Mangolte, who photographed Robert Whitman's performance "Light Touch" in 1976.

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