New York is buzzing with a lot of activity this week - multiple art fair and perhaps most exciting is the opening of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Curated by Stuart Comer (Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (artist and Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago), each curator oversees each of the floors of the Whitney.
Donna De Salvo, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the Whitney, noted: “The 2014 Biennial brings together the findings of three curators with very distinct points of view. There is little overlap in the artists they have selected and yet there is common ground. This can be seen in their choice of artists working in interdisciplinary ways, artists working collectively, and artists from a variety of generations. Together, the 103 participants offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.”
Artists include Ben Kinmont (speaking about his exhibition Prospectus above), Allan Sekula, Michel Auder, Laura Owens, Sterling Ruby, Jonn Herschend, among many others.
The exhibition opens on March 7 and will be on view through May 25. There will be several events held in conjunction with the exhibition, information can be found on the Whitney’s website.