1. A look back at some of our favorite moments of 2012.

    Clockwise from top left: Werner Herzog and Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman discuss Herzog’s thoughts on contemporary art; Yayoi Kusama with her work Guidepost to the New Space at Hudson River Park Pier 45, installed on the occasion of her retrospective; and Bucksbaum award winner Sarah Michelson's  Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer at Whitney Biennial 2012.

  2. Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran’s week-long Biennial residency included a cover of Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” with taiko drummers, among many other events. 

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Latoya Ruby Fraizer performance at the Whitney Biennial

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    Latoya Ruby Fraizer performance at the Whitney Biennial

  4. Elaine Reichek, There’s No Need, 2011. Hand embroidery on linen, 46 x 45 in. (116.8 x 114.3 cm). © Elaine Reichek; collection of the artist; courtesy Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
Reichek’s work was on view as part of the 2012 Biennial. 
Photograph via Flickr

    Elaine ReichekThere’s No Need, 2011. Hand embroidery on linen, 46 x 45 in. (116.8 x 114.3 cm). © Elaine Reichek; collection of the artist; courtesy Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica

    Reichek’s work was on view as part of the 2012 Biennial. 

    Photograph via Flickr

  5. Details of an installation shot of Nicole Eisenman’s monotypes, on view through Sunday, May 27 as part of the 2012 Biennial

    Installation photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

  6. Installation view of Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011. The installation will be on view through June 3, 2012 as part of the Biennial. 
Photograph by Bill Orcutt

    Installation view of Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011. The installation will be on view through June 3, 2012 as part of the Biennial. 

    Photograph by Bill Orcutt

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As part of the Whitney Biennial, the artist K8 Hardy riffed on fashion pageantry, presenting a full-scale live runway show.

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    As part of the Whitney Biennial, the artist K8 Hardy riffed on fashion pageantry, presenting a full-scale live runway show.

  8. Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011. The installation will be on view through June 3, 2012 as part of the Biennial. 
Photograph by Andrew Russeth via the New York Observer

    Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011. The installation will be on view through June 3, 2012 as part of the Biennial. 

    Photograph by Andrew Russeth via the New York Observer

  9. Audio of filmmaker Werner Herzog’s talk with 2012 Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman is now up on our website. Hearsay of the Soul, Herzog’s Biennial contribution is on view through May 27, 2012. 
Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

    Audio of filmmaker Werner Herzog’s talk with 2012 Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elisabeth Sussman is now up on our website. Hearsay of the SoulHerzog’s Biennial contribution is on view through May 27, 2012. 

    Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke


  10. Kevin Jerome Everson’s feature film Quality Control screens May 23-27, 2012. The Biennial closes May 27. 

  11. John Kelsey, Depesrsion, Impoetnce, 2012. 

    Kelsey repurposed found language from spam emails for these “poems,” which he presents on paper featuring the old Whitney Museum insignia, the eagle. The lists of names indicate the emails’ senders, the titles are drawn from the subject lines, and the “stanzas” consist of the seemingly random, cut and pasted content of the messages. 

    Bottom right photograph by Tyko

  12. John C. Welchman, co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, gave a lovely presentation on Kelley’s work on May 20, 2012. One of Welchman’s slides, above, features photos of Kelley and his childhood home, which was the inspiration for his Mobile Homestead project. 
The 2012 Biennial is dedicated to Mike Kelley. 

    John C. Welchman, co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, gave a lovely presentation on Kelley’s work on May 20, 2012. One of Welchman’s slides, above, features photos of Kelley and his childhood home, which was the inspiration for his Mobile Homestead project. 

    The 2012 Biennial is dedicated to Mike Kelley. 

  13. K8 Hardy, Untitled Runway Show, May 20, 2012, featuring a runway created by fellow Biennial artist Oscar Tuazon.
Photograph © Paula Court

    K8 Hardy, Untitled Runway Show, May 20, 2012, featuring a runway created by fellow Biennial artist Oscar Tuazon.

    Photograph © Paula Court

  14. K8 Hardy presents her Untitled Runway Show at 4 pm and 5 pm this Sunday, May 20, 2012 as part of the Biennial.

    Invitations by K8 Hardy

  15. "In a way, I am like a sore thumb in your museum. In another way, I belong here and I’m proud to be here." 
See tweets and photos from Werner Herzog’s talk with the Biennial curators via Storify. 

    "In a way, I am like a sore thumb in your museum. In another way, I belong here and I’m proud to be here." 

    See tweets and photos from Werner Herzog’s talk with the Biennial curators via Storify.