May 23, 2014

Yorgos Sapountzis


The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street, New York

Yorgos Sapountzis engages both public and private spaces without recognizing any ontological difference between them. Focusing on the way in which people live in and share public spaces, Sapountzis is conscious of how these spaces affect the architectural and social structure of the city, as well as the ways in which individuals construct their identities.
For the 2014 Whitney Independent Study Curatorial Program exhibition, Common Spaces, Sapountzis will create a site-specific collective performance based on listening to accounts of the experiences of public space shared by participants during a series of workshops. The performance will take place within, and complete, a site-specific installation in the exhibition space that includes material, like pipes or textiles, drawn from public space.
This event is organized in conjunction with Common Spaces on view at The Kitchen. Please note this event does not take place at the Museum. Please consult individual calendar listings for details.

Yorgos Sapountzis, Fundaments on curves, September 24, 2009. 20 min. performance at Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin; Music by Øyvind Torvund; Collage—newspaper, ink, pins, coins

» Whitney Museum of American Art

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