Cecil Taylor to take up a ten day residency at the Whitney Museum, New York
Free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor will be taking up a ten day residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art during the New York museum’s Open Plan: Cecil Taylor exhibition. Mounted in the Neil Bluhm Family gallery, New York's largest column-free gallery space, Open Plan: Cecil Taylor will run from 26 February–14 May, and will showcase Taylor solo and playing alongside a selection of friends and fellow musicians. The exhibition also includes a retrospective of Taylor’s career including videos, audio, notational scores, photographs, poetry and other ephemera. Taylor plays at the exhibition from April 15–24. Other participants include installation and performance artist Andrea Fraser (26 February–13 March), painter Lucy Dodd (17–20 March), sculptor Michael Heizer (25 March–10 April), and video and film maker Steve McQueen (29 April–14 May).