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Jason Moran at Whitney Museum of American Art, September 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

“The boundary-bursting artist Jason Moran (b. 1975) grounds his practice in the composition of jazz, bridging the visual and performing arts through spellbinding stagecraft. Heralded as one of the country’s leading jazz innovators, Moran transmutes his personal experience of the world into dynamic musical compositions that challenge the formal conventions of the medium. His experimental approach to art-making embraces the intersection of objects and sound, pushing beyond the traditional in ways that are inherently theatrical. This exhibition—the artist’s first solo museum show—presents the range of work Moran has explored, from his own sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performances.” — Whitney Museum

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

Jason Moran, Works on paper.

Jason Moran, Works on paper.

Exhibition entrance.

Jason Moran, STAGED: Three Deuces, 2015.

Lorna Simpson, Chess, 2013 (still). 3-channel HD video, black and white, sound, looped; 10:19 min.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Jason Moran, Slugs’ Saloon, 2018.

Jason Moran is organized by the Walker Art Center, and curated by Adrienne Edwards with Danielle A. Jackson. The Whitney’s presentation is overseen by Adrienne Edwards, the Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance.

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