Sunday, September 08, 2013

Rituals of Rented Island Exhibit Coming to The Whitney Museum

We are really looking forward to a new exhibit opening in October at the Whitney Museum called Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970–1980

Organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, this exhibit will look at the radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan, or what filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith called “Rented Island,” that still remains largely unknown today. Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art. 

The exhibit open on Oct 31, 2013 and will run through February 2, 2014.

For more info: Click Here.

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