7On Monday April 29th, the Illumination Fund welcomed guests for the opening of our exhibit “Am I As Much As Being Seen?” This project features works produced by Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders. Over the course of this project, the YI Leaders learned about Wilson’s working methods, ideas, and artistic practice through conversations and studio visits. The teens and Wilson discussed what it means to be a teen in New York City today. Together, they decided to create a photography project that explored what it means to “be seen” and how this impacts them as they begin a new stage of their lives.
Whitney Youth Insights is a free after-school program for New York City high school students. It brings teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by this exchange. To learn more about this program, please visit www.whitney.org.