David Hockney: The Jugglers May 22-Sep 1
Posted April 8, 2013
David Hockney (b. 1937), still from The Jugglers, 2012. Eighteen-screen video installation, color, sound; 9 min. © David Hockney. Image courtesy Hockney Pictures and Pace Gallery
This exhibition marks the U.S. premiere of David Hockney’s first video installation: The Jugglers (2012). Filmed using eighteen fixed cameras, this multi-screen tableau shows a group of jugglers as they move in a procession across a grid of eighteen screens. The figures, dressed in black and juggling brightly colored objects, perform in front of a pink wall and on a blue floor, creating a vibrant, colorful composition whose energy is echoed by a lively musical soundtrack. Hockney’s creation of a composite image from multiple perspectives places the choice of where to look with the viewer, demonstrating his ongoing interest in how technologies can open up new ways of looking at, and making, images.
David Hockney: The Jugglers is organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator.
May 22–Sep 1, 2013
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
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