Feb 13–Mar 16
On these dates, enjoy reduced admission ($19 adults; $14 seniors and students) and see Fast Forward and Human Interest. Two floors are closed as we prepare for the 2017 Biennial.
2014 Biennial artist Amy Sillman presents a lecture and seminar that engages her interest in the materiality of color.
2014 Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history.
Julie Ault invited filmmaker James Benning and writer William Least Heat-Moon to discuss their shared interests in the personal, cultural, political and geographical histories of place.
Fred Lonidier introduces the teach-in event he organized for the 2014 Biennial, which included performances by the New York City Labor Chorus.
Alexandro Segade of My Barbarian discusses Take Ecstasy With Me, an event he co-organized with Miguel Gutierrez to celebrate the life and writings of theorist José Esteban Muñoz.
Kevin Beasley discusses his Biennial public program, Public Programs in Sonic Masses, which featured guest performers Leon Finley and Christhian Diaz.
In this segment of You’ll Love It!, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst’s live talk show produced for the 2014 Biennial, Drucker interviews the singer and transgender icon Justin Vivian Bond.
In this vlog, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim interviews 2014 Biennial artist Jonn Herschend.
In this vlog, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim interviews 2014 Biennial artist Pauline Oliveros.
2014 Biennial artist Lisa Anne Auerbach introduces her Biennial public program event, Art in the Age of Aquarius.
Senior Curatorial Assistant Elisabeth Sherman discusses 2014 Biennial artist Charlemagne Palestine’s sound work, installed in the Museum’s stairwell.
Kids can hear directly from artists as they talk about the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
In this vlog, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim interviews Malik Gaines of My Barbarian on the group’s participation in the 2014 Biennial.
Hear directly from artists as they discuss the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2014 Biennial. The guide also features commentary from Biennial curators Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner.
2014 Biennial artist John Mason discusses becoming an artist and describes ways of looking at sculpture.
2014 Biennial artist Karl Haendel demonstrates the process involved in producing his drawings.
Catherine Opie and Richard Hawkins discuss the artistic legacy of Tony Greene (1955-90). For the 2014 Biennial, Opie and Hawkins curated a small exhibition of Greene’s mixed media paintings.
2014 Biennial artist Alma Allen discusses his process and use of natural materials from his studio in Joshua Tree, California.
David Diao discusses Barnett Newman and the evolution of his painting Barnett Newman, The Paintings in Scale (1991), on view in the 2014 Biennial (March 7–May 25, 2014).
Julie Ault discusses mirrors in the two entryways of her 2014 Biennial installation that were inspired by similar mirrors in Liberace’s former Las Vegas mansion.
2014 Biennial artist Jacolby Satterwhite discusses the inspiration for the movements in his videos and performances.
2014 Biennial artist Fred Lonidier speaks about his work detailing labor issues in light assembly plants in Tijuana.
Lisa Anne Auerbach discusses several of her works on view in the 2014 Biennial (March 7–May 25, 2014).
2014 Biennial artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst visit the apartment of drag performance icon Flawless Sabrina, who features in Drucker and Ernst’s video She Gone Rogue. Flawless Sabrina performs a tarot reading for Drucker and the two discuss the pitfalls of success.