Thursday, January 28
Laura Poitras: Astro Noise
"Laura Poitras: Astro Noise is the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantánamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture. Some of these issues have been investigated in her films, including CITIZENFOUR, which won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary, and in her reporting, which was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. For the exhibition, Poitras is creating an interrelated series of installations in the Whitney’s eighth-floor Hurst Family Galleries. The exhibition expands on her project to document post–9/11 America, engaging visitors in formats outside her non-fiction filmmaking. ..."
NY Times: Laura Poitras Prepares ‘Astro Noise’ for the Whitney Museum
Vogue: Oscar-Winning Documentarian Laura Poitras Is Emerging—Carefully—Into the Spotlight
W - Laura Poitras
2015 October: CITIZENFOUR (2014)