The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. In the first film in a three-part series, learn about the Biennial’s history and hear from artists and curators about what the exhibition represents today.
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Vik Muniz discusses how two photographs in the Whitney’s collection construct different senses of reality, and describes the process behind his own photographic series, The Best of Life.
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