Friday, December 11, 2009

Whitney Biennial 2010 Artists Announced

Today, art world tongues are wagging at the Whitney Museum of American Art's announcement of the artists participating in the upcoming Whitney Biennial, 2010 which takes over the Museum from February 25 through May 30, 2010. This is the 75th in the ongoing series of Biennials and Annuals presented by the Whitney since 1932, two years after the Museum was founded.  On view will be a mix of well-known and new artists ranging in age from a 23-year-old photographer, Tam Tran, to the 75-year-old conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady.  For 2010, the Biennial includes 55 artists, down from 81 in 2008 and 100 in 2006.

The fifty-five artists were selected by curator Francesco Bonami and associate curator Gary Carrion-Murayari. Eleven of the artists have shown in past Whitney Biennials: James Casebere and George Condo in the 1980s, Suzan Frecon in 2000, Hannah Greely in 2006, Robert Grosvenor in the 1960s and 70s, Martin Kersels in 1997, Jim Lutes in 1987, Ari Marcopoulos in 2002, Josephine Meckseper in 2006, Charles Ray several times in the 1980s and 90s; Ray, who also had a solo retrospective at the Whitney in 1998, makes a departure from his previous work with his installation in 2010. 
Read the full article and meet all fifty-five artists here!

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Image above: "Smoke Knows," 2009, by Pae White
Photo Courtesy of Fredrik Nilsen.

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