“BLACK AND BLUE GRAVITY,” 2018, JASON MORAN, MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER, 25 X 36 3/4 IN. (63.5 X 93.3 CM). © JASON MORAN; COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK. PHOTOGRAPH BY FARZAD OWRANG

 

The first solo museum show of interdisciplinary artist Jason Moran will be on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York from September 20, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

Presenting an immersive installation fills the museum’s eighth-floor galleries, the exhibition will be activated by in-gallery musical performances by Moran himself and other musicians. The exhibition originated at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the Spring of 2018 and featured the range of art Moran had explored starting from his own sculptures and drawings to collaborations with visual artists to performance and video.

Well known musician and composer Jason Moran is recognized for his jazz styles that range from stride piano to free compositions as well as his experimental approach to art-making that aligns objects with sound. Whether they belong to the genres of sculpture, drawing, or sound, Moran’s work connects the visual and performing arts. As the museum describes, “In all aspects, Moran’s creative process is informed by one of the essential tenets of jazz music: the ‘set,’ in which musicians come together to engage in a collaborative process of improvisation, riffing of one another to create the musical experience.”

Among the many artists with whom Moran has collaborated are Joan Jonas, Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, Stan Douglas, Carrie Mae Weems, Adam Pendleton, Theaster Gates, Julie Mehretu, Ryan Trecartin, and Lizzie Fitch. These works are also on view many on synchronized loop arranged by the artist on projection screens. 

Also on view are Moran’s mixed-media “set,” installations “STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1,” (2015), “STAGED: Three Deuces,” (2015), and “STAGED: Slugs’ Saloon,” (2018), for the first time. In addition to this, a recent selection of the artist’s charcoal drawings from the ongoing “RUN” series and original musical scores are part of the exhibition as well.

 

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