Whitney Biennial 2012 Audio Guide Playlist
This audio guide allows visitors to hear directly from artists as they discuss the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2012 Whitney Biennial exhibition.
JOANNA MALINOWSKA: I’m Joanna Malinowska.
There are three works in the exhibition. One of them is a sculpture, a video, and a wall with a painting done by another artist.
The painting is an oil on canvas made by Leonard Peltier in 2011 in prison. Leonard Peltier is an American-Indian movement activist who has been in prison for over thirty-six years.
NARRATOR: Peltier has been convicted of killing two FBI agents during a riot on a reservation. Activists have long pointed to evidence they say undermines the government’s case against him.
JOANNA MALINOWSKA: I sort of thought it would be interesting also to include his work in the Biennial, especially since we are talking about the Whitney Museum of American Art. I haven't investigated this matter, but I think probably the presence of indigenous Americans in the Whitney Museum is very marginal.
I thought it would be nice to build a special wall for his paintings, another way of creating additional, extra territory for him. I thought that in a way it's sort of symbolically smuggling him out or [laughs] bringing him to the Biennial. He is not officially invited. By building him a wall, I can say that this is my work. The wall is my work, and I can do whatever I want with it. So, I'm [laughs] inviting Leonard Peltier.
NARRATOR: To hear about the sculpture and video, please tap the screen.
- 120 Oscar Tuazon
- 220 Thom Andersen
- 221 Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober)
- 2212 Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober)
- 222 Moyra Davey (photography)
- 2222 Moyra Davey (photography)
- 223 Moyra Davey (Les Goddesses)
- 224 Matt Hoyt
- 225 George Kuchar
- 226 Laida Lertxundi
- 227 Joanna Malinowska
- 2272 Joanna Malinowska
- 228 Laura Poitras
- 229 Matt Porterfield
- 230 Luther Price (films)
- 231 Michael Robinson
- 232 Wu Tsang (Wildness)
- 233 Frederick Wiseman
- 320 Lutz Bacher (Pipe Organ)
- 321 Lutz Bacher (The Celestial Handbook)
- 322 Cameron Crawford
- 323 Liz Deschenes
- 324 Nicole Eisenman
- 325 Vincent Fecteau
- 326 LaToya Ruby Frazier
- 3262 LaToya Ruby Frazier
- 327 Dawn Kasper
- 328 Jutta Koether
- 3282 Jutta Koether
- 329 Kate Levant
- 330 Sam Lewitt
- 3302 Sam Lewitt
- 331 Andrew Masullo
- 332 Nick Mauss
- 3322 Nick Mauss
- 333 Luther Price (slide projections)
- 334 Elaine Reichek
- 335 Tom Thayer
- 420 Charles Atlas
- 421 Lutz Bacher (What are you Thinking and Baseballs)
- 422 Richard Maxwell
- 4222 Richard Maxwell
- 423 Sarah Michelson
- 424 Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
- 4242 Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
- 426 Wu Tsang (Green Room)
- 427 Gisèle Vienne with Dennis Cooper, Stephen O’Malley, and Peter Rehberg
- 521 Lucy Raven
- 522 The Red Krayola
- 523 Georgia Sagri