Delving into the waste bins of celebrity culture, pop psychology, history, and politics, Rachel Harrison combines readymades with complex invented forms, emphasizing the strangeness, humor, and even lunacy that lurk beneath the surface of ordinary commodities. Rachel Harrison Life Hack is the first full-scale survey tracking the development of the artist’s career over the past twenty-five years. Each tour, lasting approximately fifty minutes, will be led by one of the Museum’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows. A wine reception will be available throughout the event.
Wednesday, November 6
Option 1: 6:45 pm
Option 2: 7:00 pm
Option 3: 7:15 pm
Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. RSVP
Rachel Harrison’s (b. 1966) first full-scale survey will track the development of her career over the past twenty-five years, incorporating room-size installations, autonomous sculpture, photography, and drawing. Harrison’s complex works—in which readymades collude with invented forms—bring together the breadth of art history, the impurities of politics, and the artifacts of pop and celebrity culture. The exhibition will include approximately one hundred works spanning the early 1990s to the present, drawn from private and public collections throughout the world.
This exhibition is organized by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, and David Joselit, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, with Kelly Long, curatorial assistant.
Major support for Rachel Harrison Life Hack is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Whitney’s National Committee.
Generous support is provided by Candy and Michael Barasch and The Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation, Sueyun and Gene Locks, and Susan and Larry Marx.
Significant support is provided by Constance R. Caplan, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté, Krystyna Doerfler, The Keith Haring Foundation Exhibition Fund, Ashley Leeds and Christopher Harland, Han Lo, Diane and Adam E. Max, and Chara Schreyer.
Additional support is provided by Eleanor Cayre, Suzanne and Bob Cochran, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg, and Emily Rauh Pulitzer.
Generous exhibition production support is provided by Greene Naftali, New York, with additional support from Regen Projects, Los Angeles.