PIECES TO LOOK AT WHEN YOU'RE HIGHLY CAFFEINATED IN THE WHITNEY (FLOORS 5-8)
This is the closest I've ever come to really just tripping balls (but also a great way to interact with art I guess)
- •Let's go
- •Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3] (1999) Frank StellaThis first piece will assault your eyeballs and kind of give you some heart palpitations. Where do you look?? It's insanity!!
- •The room with all of the Stella stripe paintingsJust kind of swim around here for a while; bask in the peace of organized structure
- •Everything and More (2015) Rachel RoseYou'll be at rest in a piece that explores feelings you can't describe. Also, fair warning, things start to, like, melt. It's the video, not you.
- •Moiré #5 (2007) Liz DeschenesAlign yourself square-on with the piece and just lose your eyes in it. Remember to breathe or else you'll probably just fall over
- •Green Screen #7 (2001) Liz DeschenesAnd there you are, facing your own buzzing reflection. Hi
- •16:32, 26.05 (2009) Danh VoQuestion if moving something away from its original purpose constitutes art or just history and then stand right under it. Something that old is bound to fall eventually, right?
- •Free radicals (1958 & 1979) Len LyeCompletely lose your sense of physical being in this first visualization of music
- •Spook Sport & Tarantella (1939 & 1940) Mary Ellen ButeAnd there's more! So sensually satisfying. If only the music were a bit louder so you could really feel it
- •Portrait of Mrs. A. J. Motley, Jr. (1930) Archibald MotleyThe subject looks right through you and that fox is creepy as all hell 👀
- •The elevatorThe big one, on the right. Everyone is blue
- •The stairsDon't look down