Robert Morris b. 1931, Still from Gas Station, 1969. 16 mm film, double-screen projection, color, silent; 34 min.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Partial gift of the artist and purchase, with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2003.92
Whitney Museum special screening: Walter De Maria and Robert Morris
Thursday, August 3, 7pm
This summer, on the occasion of the Whitney’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the entire Museum will be dedicated to Full House: Views of The Whitney’s Collection at 75, a presentation drawn from permanent holdings. Organized around transformative moments, or “flashpoints,” in American art, the exhibition proposes a series of dynamic dialogues between works of art across all media, spanning the twentieth century to today. Full House is on view from June 29 through September 3.
Complementing the Full House exhibition, assistant curator Henriette Huldisch presents two projected works from the Whitney’s film and video holdings that explore the visual vocabulary of the American West. The evening begins with a recently restored print of Walter De Maria’s Hardcore (1969), a film drawing on elements from the Hollywood Western while capturing the changing light of the Mojave Desert. Robert Morris’s double projection Gas Station (1969) observes the titular Southern California location in fixed and moving shots, exploring the distinction between a lived experience of space and the “perspective” of the camera.
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