Robert Whitman, MoonRain

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<p>Robert Whitman, <i>MoonRain</i>, 2010. Fog installation by Fujiko Nakaya.<br> 
Free Acres Farm House Lawn, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Photo: Walter<br> Patrick Smith. Courtesy the artist. </p>

Robert Whitman, MoonRain, 2010. Fog installation by Fujiko Nakaya.
Free Acres Farm House Lawn, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Photo: Walter
Patrick Smith. Courtesy the artist.


Dia Art Foundation is pleased to present the recent theater piece, MoonRain, by Robert Whitman, a pioneer of multimedia installation and performance. Referencing a famous collection of 18th century Japanese ghost stories by Ueda Akinari, the innovative work is set inside a fog environment designed by Fujiko Nakaya and will be staged in Dia:Beacon's Lower Level Gallery.


Robert Whitman Bibliography

New Realisms: 1957–1962. Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle, ed. Julia Robinson. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2010.

A Theater without Theater. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007. Statement by Whitman, p. 227.

Robert Whitman: Turning. New York: PaceWildenstein, 2007. Interview by Coosje van Bruggen.

Robert Whitman: Local Report. Berkeley, New Jersey: Experiments in Art and Technology, 2007. Texts by Julie Martin, Bettina Funcke, Shawn Van Every, and Hans-Christoph Steiner.

Robert Whitman: Playback. New York: Dia Art Foundation, 2003. Texts by George Baker, Lynne Cooke, David Joselit, Ben Portis, and Robert Whitman.

Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957–1963, ed. Joan Marter. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, in association with Newark Museum, 1999. Interview with Whitman by Joseph Jacobs, pp. 146–47.

Palisade: Robert Whitman. Yonkers, N.Y.: Hudson River Museum, 1979. Interview by Barbara Rose.

Rose, Barbara. "Considering Robert Whitman." In Projected Images: Peter Campus, Rockne Krebs, Paul Sharits, Michael Snow, Ted Victoria, Robert Whitman. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1974.

Kirby, Michael. The Art of Time: Essays on the Avant-Garde. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1969. "Robert Whitman." Interview by Richard Kostelanetz. In The Theatre of Mixed Means: An Introduction. By Richard Kostelanetz. New York: Dial Press, 1968.

Robert Whitman: 4 Cinema Pieces. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1968. Text by Jan Van der Marck. "Sound for 4 Cinema Pieces," by Robert Whitman, EvaTone Soundsheet.

Kirby, Michael. Happenings: An Illustrated Anthology. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1965. Statement by Whitman, pp. 134–83.

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