Whitney Independent Study Program 2019-20 Studio Program
Artists: Michaela Bathrick, Matt Browning, Mariangela Ciccarello, Vikram Divecha, Philipp Farra, Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter, Fields Harrington, Kevin Kelly, Karlito Miller Espinosa, Eliza Myrie, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, Andres Villarreal, Charisse Pearlina Weston, William Wiebe.
An interactive PDF is hosted online by the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ EFA Project Space from July 17, 2020 - August 7, 2020. After August 7, 2020 the interactive PDF will continue to be available on Library Stack at librarystack.org/conjuncture/. Print editions may be requested via email from firstname.lastname@example.org at no cost as long as copies remain available.
This exhibition-at-a-distance has become a new and perhaps temporary norm in our world, which feels simultaneously novel and awfully familiar. Many institutions and organizations have been spinning their wheels this year, first to concoct plausible action plans for enduring COVID-19, and subsequently to uplift and engage meaningfully with the Movement for Black Lives. While the Whitney ISP participants won’t assert that Conjuncture sufficiently addresses these events in their concrete immediacy, they would like to acknowledge that their experiences at the ISP have represented a sustained grappling with the role of art and its discourses in global, racial, colonial capitalism, which continuously reproduces a set of social relations of which our present is the most recent, violent expression.
This book, in part, serves as an object of that process of studying together.