Annual exhibitions and symposium 2024

Annual exhibitions and symposium 2024

Whitney ISP

S Emsaki, crude education (still), 1908–ongoing, courtesy of the artist

April 19, 2024
Annual exhibitions and symposium 2024
May 9–24, 2024
At Odds With opening reception: May 9, 6–8pm
Not Everything Is Given opening reception: May 9, 6–8pm
2024 ISP Critical Studies Symposium: May 19, 2–7pm
Whitney ISP
745 Washington St
New York, NY

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (ISP) marks the culmination of the 2023–24 academic year with a symposium at the Whitney on Sunday, May 19, and two exhibitions at the ISP and Westbeth Gallery, May 9–24. These presentations showcase the work of the 2023–24 ISP cohort across three areas of concentration: Critical Studies Program, Curatorial Program, and Studio Program. The presentation at the ISP marks the first exhibition in the ISP’s new permanent home at the renovated former studio and home of artist Roy Lichtenstein. 

The 2023–24 Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellows will present their current research at the annual ISP Critical Studies Symposium on Sunday, May 19 from 2–7pm in the Museum’s Susan and John Hess Family Theater. The fellows, Alex Fialho, Sarah Richter, Blake Oetting, Geelia Ronkina, Anamaría Garzón Mantilla, and Olivia McCall, will share short papers that address critical topics in contemporary culture. The fellows will be joined in conversation by poet and artist Pamela Sneed, Columbia University; Claire Bishop, professor of art history at CUNY Graduate Center; and Rachel Price, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. The symposium will be live streamed with live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. The event is free and registration is recommended.

The Curatorial Studies Program exhibition, Not Everything Is Given, examines the aspirations of language and disturbs the expectations from artworks and artists to “demonstrate,” “elucidate,” or “bear witness to” the fraught conditions of our world. The exhibition is curated by the 2023–24 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows: Ella den Elzen, Alper Turan, Gervais Marsh, and Carlota Ortiz Monasterio. The exhibition will be on view May 9–24 at the ISP, located at 745 Washington St, New York, New York 10014. An opening reception for Not Everything Is Given will be held at the ISP on Thursday, May 9 from 6–8pm. 

The Studio Program exhibition, At Odds With, presents recent work by the 2023–24 Elaine G. Weitzen Studio Program Fellows S Emsaki, Kimi Hanauer, sadé powell, Albert Samreth, Shobun Baile, Mae Howard, Alison Nguyen, Elliot Reed, Omolola Ajao, José De Sancristóbal, Daniel Ramos, tarah douglas, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Emily Velez Nelms, and Jennifer Teresa Villanueva, and Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow Ella den Elzen. Curated by Juana Berrío, the exhibition will be on view May 9–24 at Westbeth Gallery, a nonprofit fine arts gallery located across the street from the ISP at 55 Bethune St, New York, New York 10014. An opening reception for At Odds With will be held at Westbeth Gallery on Thursday, May 9 from 6–8pm.  

The Independent Study Program symposium, exhibitions, and opening events are all free and open to the public. The hours for the ISP Curatorial Studies Program and Studio Program exhibitions are Wednesday–Sunday, 1–6pm; closed Monday and Tuesday. For full details and additional information on the ISP, please visit here.

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