installation view

Open today! Experience a century of immersive cinema and art in Dreamlands. Featuring installations, drawing, sculpture, performance, painting, and new media, the exhibition surveys the work of artists who have pushed the material and conceptual boundaries of cinema. Dreamlands is the most technologically complex project mounted in the Whitney’s new building to date, and fills the 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, as well as includes a film series in the theater. 

[Hito Steyerl (b. 1966), Factory of the Sun, 2015. High-definition video, color, sound; 22:56 min., looped; with environment, dimensions variable. Installation view: Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2016. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Marieluise Hessel Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Photograph by Sarah Wilmer]

Tiziano Martini, Untitled, 2014


“There’s a great desire for people to alter themselves, but it’s also the art of transformation. "I want a bigger butt, I want bigger boobs.” The artifice interests me—how we’re capable of altering ourselves. There’s a creative element that’s very intriguing. Black women, for hundreds of years, have had to confront the idea “beauty” and “what it means to be beautiful.”“–Mickalene Thomas

Happy birthday Mickalene Thomas!

Images: Installation view Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe on view September 28, 2012–January 20, 2013 at Brooklyn Museum, New York. Photo: Brooklyn Museum

Hans Haacke, Helmsboro Country (Unfolded), 1990.