Michael Smith at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Professor Michael Smith’s work appears in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new exhibition, “Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama – Manhattan 1970-80.”
The exhibition illuminates a radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan. Smith also appears in a The New York Times feature on the exhibition, describing the show as a “scrappy but absorbing archival exhibition” of a period when performance art was “funky and clunky, beyond modernism, or maybe perversely beneath it, meant to reflect a world in which materials were transient, models useless, values shifty.”
The exhibition will be on view until Feb. 2, 2014.