This five-week course offers an in-depth exploration of 2010, the Whitney Biennial. By focusing on one floor of 2010 each week, detailed attention will be given to the artists, mediums, and themes that emerge within the Biennial. Close examination of Collecting Biennials, a related exhibition which will showcase previous Biennial artists from the Whitney’s collection, will offer an historical framework for this 75th Biennial, while also allowing for consideration of the legacy that 2010 will impart. Select Biennial artists will also visit the course to discuss their work.
Instructor: Kate Nesin. Nesin is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, where she specializes in Post-War and contemporary American artists and is working on a dissertation examining the constructed objects of painter Cy Twombly. Her publications include essays on Richard Serra for the Guggenheim Bilbao, the journal Parkett, and the Gagosian Gallery; as well as essays on Twombly for Tate Papers and the Gagosian Gallery. She has lectured on Twombly at the Tate Modern in London and the Art Institute of Chicago.]
March 11, 18, April 8, 15, and 22