Whitney Biennial


Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Biennial is a biennial exhibition of contemporary American [The determination of what constitutes "American art" (and whether non-citizens of the United States who work or show in America may be included in the biennial) has been subject to different interpretations by various biennial curators. In 2006, European-born curators Chrissie Iles of the Whitney (English) and Philippe Vergne (French) of Minneapolis's Walker Art Center included a number of non-citizens in their biennial.] art, typically by young and lesser known artists, on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, USA. The event began as an annual exhibition in 1932. The Whitney show is generally regarded as one of the leading shows in the art world, often setting or leading trends in contemporary art.

History

In 1987 the show was protested by the Guerrilla Girls for its alleged sexism and racism

In 2002 WhitneyBiennial.com, an exhibition dedicated to digital art, was founded.

Since 2000, the Bucksbaum Award has been awarded to an artist exhibiting at the Biennial.

The 2008 [http://www.whitney.org/biennial/ Biennial] opened on March 6, curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin. This year brought big changes to the Biennial. The exhibition took over the Park Avenue Armory as a space for performance and installation art. [citation | title=The Best of the Biennial | author=Robert Ayers | publisher=ARTINFO | year=2008 | date=March 5, 2008 | url=http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/27002/the-best-of-the-biennial/ | accessdate=2008-04-15 ]

Notes

ee also

*Visual arts of the United States
*Art exhibition
*Biennale

External links

* [http://www.whitney.org/biennial/ Whitney Biennial Official Website ]
* [http://www.artkrush.com/mailer/issue27/interview/index.html Artkrush.com interview with 2006 Whitney Biennial co-curator Philippe Vergne (March 2006)]
* [http://docs.google.com/View?docid=d2p33px_12gfhh66 Review of 2006 Whitney Biennial ]
* [http://www.artseditor.com/html/features/0208_whitney.shtml "Curatorial Charge: the 2008 Whitney Biennial: Part One"] ArtsEditor.com
* [http://www.artseditor.com/html/features/0308_whitney.shtml "Time/Stop/Time: the 2008 Whitney Biennial: Part Two"] ArtsEditor.com
* [http://www.artinfo.com/galleryguide/exhibition/19588/6132/114510/2008-whitney-biennial/ 2008 Whitney Biennial]


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