Whitney Biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012
Library Shelf Location 16.WHIT
Publication Date 2012
Description Since its introduction in 1932, the Whitney Biennial--the Museum's signature exhibition and a highly anticipated event in the art world--has charted new developments in contemporary art. Inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, these biennial exhibitions have demonstrated the museum's commitment to supporting the development of 20th- and 21st-century American art.The 2012 Biennial features works by approximately 50 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, dance, and performance. Elisabeth Sussman (co-organizer of the influential, politically provocative 1993 Whitney Biennial) and Jay Sanders provide an insightful joint essay, and a group of art historians and critics contribute entries on common themes and ideas from the represented artists' techniques and influences. In addition, a significant portion of the catalogue is devoted to original contributions from each of the participating artists, in a unique effort to provide a more experiential understanding of the exhibition.For more information on the 2012 Whitney Biennial and its participating artists, visit"--Provided by publisher. Review "This years' curators, Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, did something radical: they abolished the standard format--one dreary pedagogic entry per artist, accompanied by one reproduction--and gave each of the participants free reign for six pages. The result is an omnibus of livres d'artistes that, like the biennial proper, rewards repeated immersion." Andrea K. Scott "The New Yorker "
ISBN 9780300180367
Quantity 1
Pages 318
Editors Elisabeth Sussman, Jay Sanders
Format Paperback
Publisher Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Related Artists Andrea Fraser, Charles Atlas, Jutta Koether, Kai Althoff, Mike Kelley, Robert Gober, Sarah Michelson, John Kelsey, Lutz Bacher, Elaine Reichek, Nicole Eisenman, Nick Mauss, Michael Clark, Dennis Cooper, Richard Hawkins, Dawn Kasper, Sam Lewitt, Kevin Jerome Everson, Liz Deschenes, Vincent Fecteau, Oscar Tuazon, Moyra Davey, Thom Andersen, Forrest Bess, Cameron Crawford, Nathaniel Dorsky, LaToya Ruby Frazier, K8 Hardy, Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt, John Knight, George Kuchar, Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Richard Maxwell, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price, Lucy Raven, The Red Krayola, Kelly Reichardt, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri, Michael E Smith, Tom Thayer, Wu Tsang, Frederick Wiseman, Vincent Gallo, Gisèle Vienne, Stephen O’Malley, Peter Rehberg
Category Annual/Biennial/Triennial...survey shows/events and competitions
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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