1. "When color becomes material, I’m really interested in that … When you put a bunch of string into a mess of paint, and the string takes on the color, the canvas also takes the color in unpredictable ways." —Dona Nelson talks about making String Beings (2013).

    Want to hear more from artists in the 2014 Biennial? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

  2. Got a minute? Watch two years of construction on the Whitney’s new building in just under 60 seconds. 

  3. 2014 Biennial artist Fred Lonidier speaks about his work detailing labor issues in light assembly plants in Tijuana. Londier will be leading a Teach-In this Friday evening that considers the connection between art production and the regulation of labor.

  4. This week, Academy Records presents two works running simultaneously in the Film and Video Gallery. The Bower, a film loop of blossoming cherry trees, plays continuously over the three-hour audio work No Jets, a field recording of the flight path to Chicago’s O’Hare airport during the flight delay after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Academy Records, still from The Bower, 2011-13. 16mm film, color, silent; approx. 1:30 minutes, looped. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist. © Stephen Lacy

    This week, Academy Records presents two works running simultaneously in the Film and Video Gallery. The Bower, a film loop of blossoming cherry trees, plays continuously over the three-hour audio work No Jets, a field recording of the flight path to Chicago’s O’Hare airport during the flight delay after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Academy Records, still from The Bower, 2011-13. 16mm film, color, silent; approx. 1:30 minutes, looped. Collection of the artist. Courtesy the artist. © Stephen Lacy

  5. During the nearly fifteen years that Vincent Punch has been a guard at the Whitney, he has seen myriad exhibitions, snapped countless candid photos, and developed a distinct eye for spontaneous visual arrangements that take place every day in the galleries. In this Whitney Stories video, he shares his observations on working as a guard, and offers his unique perspective on the Whitney and its future.

  6. Exploring the 2014 Biennial this weekend? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app created exclusively for the Biennial featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

    Exploring the 2014 Biennial this weekend? Pick up a free Whitney Guide in the Lobby, a Windows Phone app created exclusively for the Biennial featuring interviews with artists, commentary from the curators, and a tour for kids.

  7. We don’t always realize that what we see…we also feel.

    — Biennial artist John Mason discusses ways of looking at sculpture and how he became an artist.

  8. Words are becoming as legitimate as the more traditional subject matter of painting, drawing, video, and sculpture.

    — The Millions on writing in the 2014 Biennial.

  9. 2014 Biennial artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst visit the apartment of drag performance icon Flawless Sabrina, who features in Drucker and Ernst’s video She Gone Rogue. Flawless Sabrina performs a tarot reading for Drucker and the two discuss the pitfalls of success. 

    As part of the Biennial, Flawless Sabrina will hold tarot card readings at her apartment the weeks of March 24–April 13. Visit the project’s ticketing site to schedule an appointment.

  10. 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.

    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.

  11. Artinfo talks to 2014 Biennial curators Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner.

  12. As the Whitney prepares for its historic move downtown, Flora Miller Biddle discusses the three generations of “Whitney Women”—her grandmother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who in 1914 founded the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, and in 1930 the Whitney Museum of American Art; her mother Flora Whitney Miller, who served as the Museum’s President (1941–1966) and Chairman (1966–1974); and herself, who served as President (1977–1985) and is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Museum.

  13. Miss our Shared Spaces symposium on the museum in the age of social media? We documented the evening—peruse videos on whitney.org.
Enxuto & Love (2009), Anonymous Painting 3D #V2 GE_W202_03, 2013. Inkjet on cotton, 40 x 52 inches. Courtesy the artists

    Miss our Shared Spaces symposium on the museum in the age of social media? We documented the evening—peruse videos on whitney.org.

    Enxuto & Love (2009), Anonymous Painting 3D #V2 GE_W202_03, 2013. Inkjet on cotton, 40 x 52 inches. Courtesy the artists

  14. In this video from 2010, artist Dennis Oppenheim discusses the aggressive and rhythmic quality of the four-screen film installation, Echo (1974), as well as its relationship to body art.

    You can see Oppenheim’s Projects (1973), a portfolio of ten prints, through Sunday in In Parts.

  15. Architect Renzo Piano designed the Whitney’s future home, which will open to the public in 2015. In this Whitney Stories video, Piano articulates the philosophy behind the building’s design and describes the experiences envisioned for its spaces—from its expansive galleries to its city-facing terraces.