Artistic proof that this city doesn’t sleep.

May 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm Leave a comment

via Whitney Museum (April 16, 2010):

“The jury has chosen to give the [Bucksbaum] award to Michael Asher (b. 1943, Los Angeles), the West Coast-based conceptual artist, best known for his work with various forms of institutional intervention.

Asher, one of the Biennial’s senior figures and a well-respected mentor for many younger artists, typically alters the structure, operation, and experience of existing environments, particularly museums and art galleries. For the Biennial, his work involves radically changing the Whitney’s hours of operation. From Wednesday, May 26, at 12:00 am, through Friday, May 28, at 11:59 pm, the museum will be open around the clock, twenty- four hours a day. Asher’s original plan was to keep the museum open for an entire week, but that plan proved impossible for budgetary and human resources reasons and instead the museum will be kept open for three full days.”

May 26’s daily design idea is you may not believe that extending a museum’s hours counts as “Art”, but that there is huge value in this action is undeniable.

Details on visiting the Whitney, in general and for this rare opportunity, are here.
This week only, admission is Pay What You Wish during these times:
12am-9am on Wednesday, May 26
11pm on Wednesday, May 26 – 9am on Thursday, May 27
11pm on Thursday, May 27 – 9am on Friday, May 28
6 pm-11:59 pm on Friday, May 28

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