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Whitney Biennial 2006:
Day for Night

Mar 2–May 28, 2006

Installation view of Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 2–May 28, 2006). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Installation view of Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 2–May 28, 2006). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

The Whitney’s signature panoramic survey of the latest in American art is the seventy-third in the series of Annuals and Biennials inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. The 2006 Biennial examines contemporary artmaking in America at a moment of profound global change. The exhibition, titled Day for Night after François Truffaut’s 1973 film, conjures a mood of dark intensity, shifting between beauty and degradation, doubt and conformity, the seductive and the strange.

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