Watch the first installment of artist Darren Bader's video contribution to the 2014 Biennial entitled Things I’m (Probably) Not Going to Get Done for the Biennial via T Magazine.
Next Wednesday, Biennial artist Zoe Leonard invites visitors to take part in a seminar in her installation on the fourth floor. This lecture will engage Leonard’s interest in the act of looking as not only an optical process, but as a temporal, spatial, and social experience. Register online.
Zoe Leonard, 945 Madison Avenue, 2014 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy Murray Guy, New York; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
This weekend at the Biennial, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? debuts a new film. The spoken, chanted, sung, and screamed libretto explores the consequences of centuries of global racial strife that are thrust upon on those born of African descent.
HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera, 2014. Video, color, sound; 54 minutes. Collection of the artists. © HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?
#AmericanArtIs UP FOR DEBATE. The 2014 Biennial is on view now. See it today and tell us what you think.
Finishing touches! Installing the front window vinyl before the 2014 Biennial opens to the public today.
Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess is screening all weekend at the Biennial. The filmmaker will be in conversation with Biennial curator Stuart Comer on Sunday.
Andrew Bujalski, still from Computer Chess, 2013. NTSC analog video, black-and-white, sound; 92 minutes. © 2013 Computer Chess LLC.; courtesy the artist. Photograph by Alex Lipschultz
Sheila Hicks’s cascading installation in the 2014 Biennial is made of acrylic, linen, cotton, bamboo, and silk. Experience it in person starting Friday.
Putting the finishing touches on the 2014 Biennial. The exhibition opens Friday!
With film, it’s hard to locate the artwork: Is it the projected image? The projection beam? The room in which it’s being projected? It’s a constellation of things rather than a singular object. I think that’s a metaphor for how a lot of artists working in a broad range of media function now. — Stuart Comer, one of the three curators of the 2014 Biennial. In the second installment of a three-part Q&A in Whitney Stories, Comer, Michelle Grabner, and Anthony Elms discuss their curatorial approaches as each organizes a floor of the exhibition.
The 2014 Biennial catalogue is now available! Pick one up at the Museum Shop.
The New York Times previews the 2014 Biennial, highlighting some of the themes—nostalgia, women revitalizing abstract painting, architecture, and more—that figure prominently in the seventy-seventh edition of the Museum’s signature exhibition.
Laura Owens (b. 1970), Untitled, 2013 (detail). Oil, Flashe, acrylic, bike wheels, training wheels, wagon wheels, and tricycle wheel on linen, 108 × 84 in. (274.3 × 213.4 cm), Private collection; courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York. Photograph by Tom Powel
A first look at Tony Tasset’s 2014 Biennial work, Artists Monument, on view on 17th Street between Chelsea Piers and Pier 57 in Hudson River Park.