Recently standing in line for the free Friday night entry at the Whitney, camera in hand and waiting with some boredom one can’t help but look through the windows at whatever is going on within. This time around there was no musical performance, and they frequently have a great performance schedule, and no performance of any other self conscious kind. The interior was in what appeared to be a process of change-over, perhaps they’d just had a conference, or were moving exhibits. Either way the gallery can’t help itself but look like modern art, in whatever form of disarray it may appear to be.
The ceiling lights in the atrium are fabulous; I’d love to know which firm was responsible for them and am in the process of trying to find out. Along with all of downtown I am eagerly awaiting a peak through the new Whitney site downtown, scheduled to open in 2015. One can track the building works development here; and see the taster of things to come in the street art programme that has been running around the site for some time now. It’s another beautifully considered addition to the High Line area and the ever beautifying Meatpacking District.