Anti-Illusion was a catalytic exhibition, which articulated some of the key terms of the paradigmatic shift in postwar art and theory. Including artists working in a variety of media, the exhibition was significant in its redefinition of “the artist” and its shift of focus to the artist’s “process.” For the April 4 program, we have invited panelists – artists, critics, curators, scholars – who will discuss how Anti-Illusion has shaped their practice, from the dialogue between artists and institutions to strategies for presenting time-based work in the museum. Follow this link to refer to the initial catalog of the 1969 exhibition.
The April 4 program accompanies the course LVIS 3210 Anti-Illusion: Whitney Museum 1969/2015, co-taught by Soyoung Yoon (Program Director of Visual Studies, Dept. of the Arts, Eugene Lang College, The New School) and Megan Heuer (Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement, Dept. of Education, Whitney Museum) as part of the Civic Arts and Humanities [CAH] Program at Eugene Lang College, The New School.