Whitney Museum at Altria: Breakout Sessions”


Whitney Museum at Altrias Breakout Sessions reflects the diverse ways in which contemporary artists engage and present visual culture. As a departure from conventional formats, Breakout Sessions invites artists to present work, performances, and ideas that comprise the constellation of influences informing their overall creative practice. Promoting an open studio format, the program provides rare access to artists visual inspirations ranging from works of fellow artists to interdisciplinary elements of pop culture. Past Breakout Sessions programs include performance/presentation by Vito Acconci; lecture series/publication with Adam Putnam; performance/limited-edition vinyl record release by Los Super Elegantes; and talk/collaborative publication by artist Alex Hubbard. Admission and Receptions are FREE. Please visit Calendar of Events at http://www.whitney.org for further details and schedule updates. Support for Breakout Sessions at Whitney Museum at Altria is also provided by Altoids®, The Curiously Strong Mints. FALL 2006 PROGRAM October 18 6:30pm LOVELY DAZE ISSUE 3 Book Launch and Performances Lovely Daze is a collection of artists writings and artwork published twice a year in limited editions by artist Charwei Tsai and edited by Kelly Carmena, Lesley Ma, and Sabrina Shaffer. Contributors for Issue #3: “When I Am Alone, Everything Is So Surreal” includes Rita Ackermann, AA Bronson, and Federico Herrero. The book launch event features 3 performances: EUD by Lizzi Bougatsos and Sadie Laska, Soft Circle by Hisham Bharoocha, and Moving Contact by Julien Asfour. November 18-22 REPEAT REDUX Screening and Performance Series Opening Reception, Saturday, Nov. 18, 6pm, with performance by Orthrelms Mick Barr Special Performance, Monday, Nov. 20 6pm, Crossfading by Loris Gréaud This screening and performance series contemplates repetition and reiteration as precursors to a loss of control and the inevitability of chaos. The program considers varying conditions of surrender and mania in the obsessive fracturing of time and sound. Featuring established and contemporary artists, REPEAT REDUX presents daily screenings in the Whitney at Altria Gallery punctuated by two evening performances and special screenings in the Sculpture Court by artists whose practices include music making. Screening program includes Dan Graham, Jonathan Horowitz, Bruce Nauman, Jim ORourke, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, and Catherine Sullivan. Additional artists to be announced. Performances by Loris Gréaud and Orthrelms Mick Barr. Organized by Whitney Museum at Altrias Howie Chen with Gabrielle Giattino and Jay Sanders. Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria 120 Park Avenue at 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 (917) 663-2551 http://www.whitney.org The Whitney Museum at Altria is funded by Altria Group, Inc.

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