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61

  • Robert Whitman

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Current Exhibitions at Pace Gallery


61

  • Robert Whitman
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Navajo Blankets

  • Agnes Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mark Tobey

  • Mark Tobey,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America

  • JR,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings

  • Irving Penn,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Works

  • Zhang Xiaogang,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Ufan

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Afro Kismet

  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Théâtres de mémoire

  • Jean Dubuffet,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New “SCULPTURE/CONFIGURATIONS” [EXTENDED]

  • Robert Irwin,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: May. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 4 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Evolution [EXTENDED]

  • Michal Rovner,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

  • Yto Barrada,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 05, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Matter of Form

  • Barbara Hepworth,
  • Opens: Mar. 09, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Robert Ryman,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Principia Mathematica

  • Dan Flavin,
  • Alfred Jensen,
  • Donald Judd,
  • Sherrie Levine,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Robert Mangold,
  • James Siena,
  • Keith Tyson,
  • Leo Villareal,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Nozkowski

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Black & White

  • Louise Nevelson,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nothing Personal

  • Richard Avedon,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Crossing Lines

  • Agnes Martin,
  • Richard Tuttle,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting in the '80s

  • Elizabeth Murray,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shelf Life

  • Claes Oldenburg,
  • Coosje van Bruggen,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ebb and Flow

  • Maya Lin,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ultra Subjective Space

  • teamLab,
  • Opens: Jul. 17, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Jul. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Arrival of Spring

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Watercolors 1941–1947

  • Mark Rothko,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 21, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception: May. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Still Life

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper 2011 – 2013

  • Joel Shapiro,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Does Yellow Run Forever

  • Paul Graham,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculptures, Paintings, and Installations: 2004 - 2014

  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

100th Anniversary Exhibition

  • Saul Steinberg,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Pousette-Dart

  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2014
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawing

  • James Siena,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Wang Guangle

  • Wang Guangle,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 31, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 31, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Antoni Tàpies: 1923 - 2012

  • Antoni Tàpies,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Variations

  • Isamu Noguchi,
  • Opens: Feb. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Collage and Assemblage

  • Louise Nevelson,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mao Yan

  • Mao Yan,
  • Opens: Mar. 06, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blackness in Abstraction

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Ufan

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Eureka

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cacophonous

  • Robert Irwin,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Closes: May. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thomas Nozkowski

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Mar. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Sculpture

  • James Siena,
  • Opens: Mar. 27, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Centennial

  • Richard Pousette-Dart,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tara Donovan

  • Tara Donovan,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 08, 2015
  • Reception: May. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Album 2

  • Lucas Samaras,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Black Mimosa

  • Nigel Cooke,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chuck Close: Recent Work

  • Chuck Close,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Yosemite Suite

  • David Hockney,
  • Opens: Apr. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Adrian Ghenie,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Let There be Light

  • Zhang Huan,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

67-68-69

  • James Turrell,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Into the Cool

  • Kenneth Noland,
  • Opens: Jan. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 25, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Paintings

  • Ilya & Emilia Kabakov,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun)

  • Robert Rauschenberg,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

26

  • Richard Tuttle,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 11, 2016
  • Reception: May. 05, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Personal Work

  • Irving Penn,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 05, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper

  • Thomas Nozkowski,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Double Pendulum

  • Qiu Xiaofei,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dark Palette

  • Mark Rothko,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 07, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

GLASS

  • Maya Lin,
  • Kiki Smith,
  • Fred Wilson,
  • Opens: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

On the Body

  • Random International,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Plate Paintings

  • Julian Schnabel,
  • Opens: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ceramics

  • Lee Ufan,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prabhavathi Meppayil

  • Prabhavathi Meppayil,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Calder / Miró: Constellations

  • Alexander Calder,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ebo River and Early Works

  • Keith Sonnier,
  • Opens: Nov. 26, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thinker

  • Yoshitomo Nara,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Works

  • Kevin Francis Gray,
  • Opens: Mar. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 30, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Leo Villareal

  • Leo Villareal,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 11, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings and Works on Paper 2013 - 2017

  • Robert Mangold,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Border Cantos

  • Richard Misrach,
  • Guillermo Galindo,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Stain Paintings 1964 – 1966

  • John Hoyland,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New York City, No-Name, Re-Do, Seductions

  • Lucas Samaras,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 26 - Dec 21, 2018

  • Reception: Oct 25, 6 - 8pm

Where

Pace Gallery

  • 510 W 25th St, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.255.4044

About

Pace Gallery is pleased to present a major survey exhibition of pioneering artist Robert Whitman. Encompassing works on paper, early films, sculptures, laser projections, and mixed-media and video installations, the exhibition spans over six decades of Whitman’s innovative career, which has consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary art. Since his emergence as part of New York’s downtown art scene in the late 1950s alongside artists such as Lucas Samaras, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Jim Dine, Whitman has continually engaged new technologies and challenged traditional genre conventions. Robert Whitman: 61 will be on view October 26 through December 21, 2018 at 510 West 25th Street, with an opening reception for the artist taking place on Thursday, October 25, from 6 – 8 PM.

On the occasion of the exhibition, Whitman will perform a new work, Seoul – New York: Kids Exchange, at Culture Hub from November 30 – December 2. Playing on two screens, the work incorporates audio and visual footage of children in Seoul and children in New York reporting on their local surroundings. Pace will also publish a full-color catalogue, featuring a new essay by writer and documentary filmmaker Adam Harrison Levy.

Drawing together over 30 works from 1957 through 2018, the survey exhibition highlights a range of pivotal moments throughout Whitman’s career and underscores his ever-evolving and experimental approach to art-making. Beginning with a selection of the artist’s earliest works on paper from the late 1950s, 61 also includes his first sculptural installation—Untitled (1957), an over 10 ½ - foot long thread hanging from the ceiling—and continues through to selections from his most recent series Soundies (2015)—audiovisual works that feature a sonically evocative still image, such as a burning match or a diving board, complemented with an audio recording of the associative sound.

Whitman created some of the first, and most significant, mixed-media performance works of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and this exhibition features three of the artist’s first four Cinema Pieces made in 1963-64, including Window (1963), Shower (1964), and Dressing Table (1964 and 2018). In each transformational work, an everyday action is depicted by fusing a filmed image of that action with the physical object with which it is associated—in Shower, a film of a woman taking a shower is projected in a continuous loop onto a curtain, behind which various liquids, including water and colored paints, cascade inside a metal shower stall.

Earlier this year, Whitman revisited Dressing Table to create a new version specifically for this exhibition, remarkably using the same performer over five decades after he created the original work. The 1964 Dressing Table includes a table cluttered with cosmetics and a mirror, which works as a secondary projection device for the film that pictures a woman, Susanna Wilson (de Maria), carefully applying brightly colored makeup and skin creams. In the new work, Whitman has added a second, identical table and mirror, and created a second film that again shows Wilson applying various makeups and face-creams. The two tables face one another at an angle, fostering the sense of a conversation or exchange taking place over 54 years. Throughout the nearly 40-minute-films, there are moments of striking similarities in mannerism and expression, juxtaposed with the stark distinctions of time.

A founder of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) in 1966 with Robert Rauschenberg and leading engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer, Whitman was one of the earliest artists to think critically about the integration of new technologies not only in his practice but across the field of contemporary art. Throughout the late 1960s, E.A.T. established regional chapters across the U.S. designed to catalyze and nurture collaborations between artists and engineers. A highlight of 61 is the ambitious multiscreen video and sound installation Local Report (2005), most recently presented in an exhibition dedicated to E.A.T. on view this past summer in Seoul, Korea at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

In a foreshadowing of social media’s ubiquity, Local Report encompasses performances in which participants were asked to use video cell phones, in their infancy in 2005, to transmit images and sounds from their communities. The performances were streamed live to the project’s website, and now comprise the video and sound components of the installation. Local Report grew from an earlier work News (1972), in which Whitman gave coins to people in Manhattan and sent them to payphones all over the city to make a report of what they saw from each phone, which were broadcast live on local radio. As payphones gave away to cell phones and radio gave way to the Internet, Whitman has embraced these new tools and infused them within his practice – one grounded in exploring the elusiveness of perception and always challenging our ways of looking.


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