“Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from April 19 through August 13, 2023, is the first mid-career survey of Josh Kline’s work by an American museum. The exhibition offers a thematic examination of over fifteen years of the artist’s work, including a major new installation that will debut at the Whitney and projects that have never been seen before in New York. Kline is best known for creating immersive installations using video, sculpture, photography, and design to question how emergent technologies are changing human life in the twenty-first century. One of the leading artists of his generation, Kline is unique among his peers in directly confronting class, labor, and inequity in the United States today.” — Whitney Museum of American Art
“I have lived in New York since 2002 and make artwork that responds to national and global events as I see and experience them as a New Yorker; however, much of my work has never been exhibited here,” said the artist. “It means so much to show this work in the city where it was conceived, at this time, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art. I can’t wait to bring it all home to NYC and to have a very intense conversation with the public about America’s past, present, and future.”
Installation views of Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century at Whitney Museum of American Art. Photos by Corrado Serra.
“Throughout his artistic career, Kline has taken a hard look at how we live and work in the twenty-first century,” said Christopher Y. Lew. “This was apparent in his early works and it is evermore clear in his new ambitious installations made in response to climate change. It has been thrilling to follow his practice over more than a decade and it’s a great privilege to organize his major mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art.”
Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, former Nancy and Fred Poses Curator at the Whitney and current Chief Artistic Director at the Horizon Art Foundation and Outland Art, with McClain Groff, Curatorial Project Assistant.