“Always, Already, Haunting, ‘disss-co,’ Haunt” Exhibition

The Kitchen

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From May 24 to June 15, the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program will present its annual spring exhibition at The Kitchen. This year’s exhibition, Always, Already, Haunting, “disss-co,” Haunt is curated by Nia Nottage, Gwyneth Shanks, and Simon Wu. Nottage, Shanks, Wu, and Jens Strandberg are the 2018–19 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. The exhibition features works by Julie Dash, Minnie Evans, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Green-Wood Cemetery, shawné michaelain holloway, Asif Mian, Guadalupe Rosales, Julie Tolentino, Mariana Valencia, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.

To haunt means to linger past a welcome or to be persistently or disturbingly present. As a noun, a haunt refers to the figure of the ghost—a spectral form that comes from the past to speak to the present about the future—as well as to an oft-frequented locale, the local haunt. Against a backdrop of cultural institutions that are more and more eager to “represent” certain types of “fugitive” bodies, the exhibition understands haunting as a kind of representational illogic. Always, Already, Haunting, “disss-co,” Haunt focuses on artistic practices that foreground alternative histories and collective memory by reimagining our relationship to archival materials and social spaces.



from May 24, 2019 to June 15, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–6 pm

Opening Reception on 2019-05-24 from 17:00 to 20:00

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