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Verbal and Touch Tour @ Whitney Museum
January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
VERBAL DESCRIPTION AND TOUCH TOUR
KEVIN BEASLEY: A VIEW OF A LANDSCAPE
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985, Lynchburg, VA)
Engages with the legacy of the American South through a new installation that centers on a cotton gin motor from Maplesville, Alabama. In operation from 1940 to 1973, the motor powered the gins that separated cotton seeds from fiber. Here, the New York–based artist uses it to generate sound as if it were a musical instrument, creating space for visual and aural contemplation. Through the use of customized microphones, soundproofing, and audio hardware, the installation divorces the physical motor from the noises it produces, enabling visitors to experience sight and sound as distinct. As an immersive experience, the work serves as a meditation on history, land, race, and labor.
This is Beasley’s first solo exhibition at a New York museum, and his most ambitious work to date.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call
646-666-5574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Whitney Verbal Description and Touch Tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to experience the Museum through vivid description and tactile opportunities. These free small group tours provide in-depth focus on a selection of artworks in a variety of media.