Access

Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape with Verbal Description and Touch Tours

THU, Jan 17, 2019
6–8 pm

Floor 8, Hurst Family Galleries

To complement Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape, artist Kevin Beasley will perform with guests in the Hurst Family Galleries. Before the performance, participants will explore the exhibition through truncated Verbal Description and Touch Tours. A reception in the Tom and Diane Tuft Trustee Room will follow the program.

Kevin Beasley engages with the legacy of the American South through a new installation that centers on a cotton gin motor from Maplesville, Alabama. The New York-based artist uses the motor to generate sound as if it were a musical instrument, creating space for visual and aural contemplation. As an immersive experience, the work serves as a meditation on history, land, race, and labor.

This event is free but registration is required. Please contact accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 to learn more or register.

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