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2010
Whitney Biennial

Feb 25–May 30, 2010

Tam Tran, Battle Cry, 2008 (detail). Digital print, 24 × 16 in. (61 × 40.6 cm). Collection of the artist
Ari Marcopoulos, still from Detroit, 2009 (detail). DVD; 7:32 min. loop. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco
Jesse Aron Green, still from Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik, 2008 (detail). Hi-Definition video projection, color, sound; 80 min. loop. Collection of the artist
George Condo, The Butcher and His Wife, 2008–09 (detail). Bronze, 43 × 48 × 85 in. (109.2 × 121.9 × 215.9 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Skarstedt Gallery, New York and Simon Lee Gallery, London. Photograph by Ellen Page Wilson
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Couch For a Long Time, 2009 (detail). Couch, newspaper, ceramic, 76 × 29 × 35.5 in. (193 × 73.7 × 90.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Small A Projects, New York, and Derek Eller Gallery, New York. Photograph by Dan Kvitka
Scott Short, Untitled (White), 2008. Oil on canvas, 93 × 120 in (detail). (236.2 × 304.8 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen
Robert Grosvenor, Untitled, 2009 (detail). Fiberglass, flocking and aluminum, 48 × 48 × 192 in. (121.9 × 121.9 × 487.7 cm) (red unit); 48 × 312 × 1/2 in. (121.9 × 792.5 × 1.3 cm) (aluminum unit). Collection of the artist; courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Pae White, Smoke Knows, 2009 (detail). Cotton and polyester, 114 × 258 in. (289.6 × 655.3 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy greengrassi, London and 1301PE, Los Angeles. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen
Charles Ray, Untitled, 2009 (detail). Ink on paper, 47 × 31 1/2 in. (119.4 × 80 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Aurel Schmidt, The Fall, 2010 (detail). Pencil, colored pencil, acrylic, beer, dirt, and blood on paper, 84 × 48 in. (213.4 × 121.9 cm). Collection of the artist
R. H. Quaytman, Chapter 12: iamb, 2008 (detail). Oil, silkscreen, and gesso on wood, 32 3/8 × 20 in. (82.2 × 51 cm). Collection of Laura Belgray and Steven Eckler; courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Photograph by John Berens
Babette Mangolte, Composite for How To Look…, 1978/2009 (detail). Black and white photograph composite, 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Broadway 1602, New York. © 2009 Babette Mangolte (All Rights of Reproduction Reserved)
Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2008 (detail). Wood on pedestal, 49 × 13 × 10 in. (124 × 33 × 25 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Bortolami Gallery, New York
Nina Berman, Ty with Gun, 2008, from Marine Wedding, 2006/2008 (detail). Pigment print, 10 × 15 in. (25.4 × 38.1 cm). Collection of the artist
Josh Brand, Vertical Red White Light, 2009 (detail). Chromogenic print, 14 × 11 in. (10.2 × 27.9 cm), Unique. Collection of the artist; courtesy Herald Street, London
Dawn Clements, Mrs. Jessica Drummond’s (‘My Reputation,’ 1945), 2010 (detail). Pen with ink on paper, 87.5 × 240 in. (222.3 × 609.6 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Pierogi, New York
Roland Flexner, Untitled, 2008-09 (detail). Sumi ink on paper, 5 1/2 × 7 in. (14 × 17.8 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York
Hannah Greely, Dual, 2005-09 (detail). Mixed media, 68 × 91 × 50 in. (172.7 × 231.1 × 127 cm). Collection of the artist
Jim Lutes, Tool, 2009 (detail). Tempera and oil on linen, 78 × 56 in. (198.1 × 142.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago
Curtis Mann, After the Dust, Second View (Beirut), 2009 (detail). Synthetic polymer varnish on bleached chromogenic development print, 65 3/4 × 153 1/2 in. (167 × 390 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago and Berlin, and Kusseneers Gallery, Antwerp
Josephine Meckseper, Mall of America, 2009 (detail). Video, transferred to DVD, color, sound; 12:48 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Rashaad Newsome, Untitled (New Way), 2009 (detail). Single channel high-definition, color, silent video; 6:48 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy Ramis Barquet, New York
Kelly Nipper, Weather Center, 2009 (detail). Single channel video projection, black and white, sound; 5:11. Dance performed by Taisha Paggett and costume by Leah Piehl. Collection of the artist; courtesy Francesca Kaufmann, Milan
Storm Tharp, Jodie Jill, 2009 (detail). Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper, 58 1/2 × 42 1/4 in. (148.6 × 107.3 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy PDX Contemporary Art, Portland
Kerry Tribe, H.M., 2009 (detail). Double projection of a single 16mm film, color, sound, 18:30 min., dimensions variable. Collection of the artist; courtesy 1301PE, Los Angeles
Lesley Vance, Untitled (12), 2009 (detail). Oil on linen, 18 × 15 in. (45.7 × 38.1 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Erika Vogt, Secret Traveler Navigator, 2010 (detail). 16mm and Digital video on Digital video, color, sound, 8 min.; wooden stand, enamel painted screen surface, and painted interior room. Collection of the artist
Aki Sasamoto, still from Secrets of My Mother’s Child, 2009 (detail). Performance and installation. Collection of the artist. Photo credit: Arturo Vidich
Alex Hubbard, An Abbreviated Catalogue of Artistic Reference II, 2009 (detail). Video, 9:45 min. Collection of the artist; courtesy STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, and Gaga Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Sarah Crowner, Superficie Modulada 1956 [Part 1] , 2009 (detail). Gouache on sewn canvas, 58 × 36 in. (147.3 × 91.4 cm). Private collection; courtesy Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
Tauba Auerbach, Untitled Fold Painting III, 2009 (detail). Acrylic on linen, 80 × 60 in. (203.2 × 152.4 cm).
Collection of the artist; courtesy Deitch Projects, New York, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco and New York, and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photo Credit: Adam Reich
Suzan Frecon, embodiment of red (soforouge), 2009 (detail). Oil on linen, two panels: 54 × 87 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (137.2 × 222.3 × 3.8 cm) each, 108 × 87 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (274.3 × 222.3 × 3.8 cm) overall. Collection of the artist; courtesy David Zwirner Gallery, New York
David Adamo, Untitled (Music for Strings), 2009 (Installation view, N.O. Gallery, Milan) (detail). Wooden stage, harp strings, nylon string, copper and brass fittings, wooden cane, wooden shavings, dimensions variable.
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Las Meninas, 2008 (detail). Digital chromogenic print; 60 × 48 1/2 in. (152 × 123.2 cm). Collection of the artist
Martin Kersels, Study in Orange & White #4, 2009 (detail). Colored pencil on paper; 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Thomas Houseago, Baby, 2009-2010 (detail). Tuf-Cal, hemp, iron rebar, wood, graphite, and charcoal, 102 1/2 × 90 × 81 inches (260.4 × 228.6 × 205.7 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and Galeria Zero, Milan
Huma Bhabha, 1,000 (detail), 2009 (detail). Wood, clay, Styrofoam, wire, plaster, steel, cast iron, acrylic paint, and paper, 99 × 46 3/4 × 76 in. (251.5 × 118.7 × 193 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Salon 94, New York. Photo Credit: Al Nowak
Emily Roysdon, Ecstatic Resistance (schema), 2009 (detail). Silkscreen and chine-collé on paper, 34 1/2 × 25 in. (87.6 × 63.5 cm). Designed in collaboration with Carl Williamson, Printed by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn, New York; Collection of the artist
Stephanie Sinclair, Self-Immolation in Afghanistan: A Cry for Help, 2005 (detail). Digital print, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist; courtesy VII, New York
James Casebere, Studio View, New York, 2009 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Chris Rodriguez
Robert Williams, Astrophysically Modified Real Estate, 2009 (detail). Watercolor on paper, 14 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (36.8 × 44.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Blue Trimarchi (Art Works)
Michael Asher, (Installation view, January 26 – April 12, 2008, Santa Monica Museum of Art) (detail). Courtesy the artist and Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica. Photo credit: Grant Mudford
Julia Fish, Lumine II, Northwest [Parhelion], 2009 (detail). Oil on canvas. 38 × 43 in. (96.5 × 109.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Photo Credit: Tom Van Eynde / Digital Format: Caroline Young
Verne Dawson, Jonah and the Whale (in the Whale), 2009 (detail). Oil on canvas, 108 × 100 in. (274.3 × 254 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Daniel McDonald, The Crossing: Passengers Must Pay Toll In Order To Disembark (Michael Jackson, Charon & Uncle Sam), 2009 (detail). Modified action figures and models, plastic, fabric, foil, Plexiglass, copper, acrylic, glitter, wood, light emitting diodes, water, and mist, 60 × 22 × 7.5 in. (152.4 × 55.9 × 19.1 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Broadway 1602, New York
Piotr Uklański, Polski Western HQ, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 2009 (detail). Courtesy the artist
Lorraine O’Grady, view of studio, 2009. Courtesy the artist
Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, BETTER DIMENSION, 2010 (detail). Ink and tape on glass slide from an installation of silkscreened wood panels, four Hasselblad slide projectors, one 16 mm eiki projector, resin and steel projection screen, 106 × 252 × 268 in. (270 × 640 × 680 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
Ania Soliman, NATURAL OBJECT RANT: The Pineapple (“R”), 2007-09 (detail). Digital, Dimensions variable. Collection of the artist
Marianne Vitale, Patron, 2009 (detail). Video, color, sound, 8:36 min. Collection of the artist; Courtesy IBID PROJECTS, London
Theaster Gates, Tea Shack, 2009 (detail). Found wood, 16 × 24 × 14 feet. Collection of the artist. Photo Credit: Sara Pooley
Kate Gilmore, still from Standing Here 2010. Mixed-media sculpture with video, color, sound, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist; courtesy Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Italy, and Maisterravalbuena, Spain
Sharon Hayes, still from Parole, 2010 (detail). HD video, sound. Collection of the artist; courtesy Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
Maureen Gallace. Cape Cod, Early September, 2008 (detail). Oil on panel. 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm). Collection of the artist
Jeffrey Inaba, rendering for Soft Opening, 2010 (detail). Mixed media installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art

This year marks the seventy-fifth edition of the Whitney’s signature exhibition. While Biennials are always affected by the cultural, political, and social moment, this exhibition, simply titled 2010, embodies a cross section of contemporary art production rather than a specific theme. To underscore the idea of time as an element of the Biennial and to demonstrate the influence of the past on 2010, familiar and less well-known artists from previous exhibitions are brought together in Collecting Biennials, an accompanying installation drawn from the Museum’s collection on view on the fifth floor. Balancing different media ranging from painting and sculpture to video, photography, performance, and installation, 2010 also serves as a two-way telescope through which the Whitney’s past and future can be observed.

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Events

VIP Opening Cocktail Reception: 2010, the 
Whitney Biennial
Member Events: Whitney Circle, Whitney Fellow, Whitney Sponsor and Contemporaries Patron members
7 PM
Opening Cocktail Reception: 2010, the Whitney Biennial
Member Events: Friends, Patrons, and Contemporaries Individual/Dual members
7 PM
Aki Sasamoto, still from Secrets of My Mother’s Child, 2009. Performance and installation. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Arturo Vidich
2010 Biennial Performances
4 PM
Live on 5 Songs: Travis Preston
2010 Biennial Performances
6:30 PM
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Sponsored in part by Deutsche Bank

Major support is provided by Sotheby's

Fashion sponsor Tommy Hilfiger

 

Generous support is provided by Laura and Casey Wasserman, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art in honor of Peter Dominick, and the Brown Foundation Inc.

Additional support is provided by the 2010 Friends, chaired by trustee Beth Rudin DeWoody: Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Jill and Darius Bikoff Foundation, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, Rebecca and Marty Eisenberg, Liz and Jay Fensterstock, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Charlotte and Bill Ford, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Melanie Shorin and Greg S. Feldman, and Amanda Steck and Glenn Fuhrman.

Funding for 2010 is also provided by endowments created by Melva Bucksbaum, Emily Fisher Landau, and Leonard A. Lauder.

Wine sponsor Bear Flag

Official hotel The Surrey