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Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon

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Visual Arts, Exhibitions. Opening event: Jason Moran Opening Night, April 26, 2018.

Includes performance documentation of Jason Moran and Charles Lloyd. 

Photo by Nate Ryan for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Part of the exhibition, Jason Moran, April 26 – August 26, 2018, Galleries A & B. (Formerly, Target and Friedman galleries.)

The exhibition will highlight Moran’s mixed-media “set” installations STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1 and STAGED: Three Deuces (both 2015), sculptural vignettes based on storied music venues from past eras that were his acclaimed contributions to the 2015 Venice Biennale. The presentation includes the premiere of a new sculptural commission from this series that takes inspiration from the celebrated New York jazz venue Slugs’ Saloon, which was open from 1964 to the early 1970s. Also featured will be a selection of Moran’s most recent charcoal drawings and time-based media works from his long-standing collaborations, or sets, with visual artists including Theaster Gates, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu,  Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker, each of whom also has an extensive relationship to the Walker. 

Curated by Adrienne Edwards, Curator at Large, Visual Arts; with Danielle Jackson, Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow, Visual Arts.

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recurring (see all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York    + Google Map

$25/adults, $18/students & seniors, free/ages 17 & under

Curated by celebrated jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran and Whitney performance curator Adrienne Edwards, this series of live in-gallery performances presented over nine weekends features cross-generational artists performing within Moran’s three mixed-media “set sculptures” paying homage to an iconic New York jazz venue.

Get tickets online in advance. Includes museum admission.

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