Whitney to present 5 solo shows in 'open' gallery

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Posted: Dec 11, 2015 1:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Whitney Museum of American Art's new Renzo Piano-designed building in Manhattan affords it all kinds of ways to present art in innovative ways.

For 11 weeks next year, it will turn its 18,000-square-foot, column-free 5th floor galleries into a single open gallery — unobstructed by interior walls.

"Open Plan" will feature solo exhibitions by five artists from Feb. 26 to May 14.

The museum says it has invited the artists to respond to the open space "with projects ranging from several days to two weeks.

They are performance artist Andrea Fraser, painter Lucy Dodd; sculptor and earth artist Michael Heizer, jazz composer and pianist Cecil Taylor and video artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

The Whitney moved from its longtime uptown location to the trendy meatpacking district last May.