Whitney Biennial 2014 Audio Guide Playlist
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.
ANTHONY ELMS: Allan Sekula has for decades been a clear moral voice, and an ethical voice in the art world.
NARRATOR: Curator Anthony Elms.
ANTHONY ELMS: Either trying to look and sort of critique them and get into the facts of a situation, but also trying to get into them personally, deal with them on a personal level. So it’s not simply—his work has never been critique at an arm’s length.
Sadly he died this year.
I didn’t know how extensive or how many, but I knew he had had some sketchbooks with these little sort of drawings―these more—you could say, maybe next to his other work you could say that they’re more whimsical, but I think they’re just sort of imbued with the same sort of investigation as his work was, just at a different level. Which I felt that, sadly, now that he’s gone, the work still remains, the work is still here, but what is gone is the person. So I was interested in seeing if we could display some of these notebooks that display maybe a little bit more the humor before these pieces became these large multi-panel video/writing projects, but the sort of, the going through the thoughts, the going through the paths that maybe didn’t get to the end, and actually look at the material with his own hand, in his own writing.
- 100 Introduction to Whitney Biennial 2014
- 101 Sergei Tcherepnin
- 102 Charlemagne Palestine
- 205 Academy Records and Matt Hanner
- 210 Terry Adkins
- 203 Elijah Burgher
- 201 Jimmie Durham
- 209 Susan Howe
- 202 Carol Jackson
- 212 Rebecca Morris
- 204 Paul P.
- 208 Public Collectors
- 213 Martha Rosler on Allan Sekula
- 213-2 Anthony Elms on Allan Sekula
- 302 Etel Adnan
- 315 Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
- 315-2 Stuart Comer on curating project-based art
- 304 Lisa Anne Auerbach
- 306 Julie Ault
- 312 Kevin Beasley
- 309 Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
- 308 Morgan Fisher
- 313 Tony Greene
- 318 Fred Lonidier
- 319 Dashiell Manley
- 305 Keith Mayerson
- 301 Ken Okiishi
- 317 Semiotext(e)
- 404 Gretchen Bender, People in Pain, 1988
- 404-2 Philip Vanderhyden on re-making Gretchen Bender’s People in Pain, 1988
- 402 Dawoud Bey, The Birmingham Project, 2012
- 402-2 Dawoud Bey, Barack Obama, 2008
- 406 David Diao
- 409 Louise Fishman, Ristretto, 2013
- 401 Gaylen Gerber, Backdrop, n.d.
- 401-2 Gaylen Gerber on working with other artists
- 405 Karl Haendel
- 411 Sheila Hicks
- 421 Ben Kinmont
- 419 Zoe Leonard
- 424 Tony Lewis
- 407 Ken Lum
- 403 Shana Lutker
- 420 Joshua Mosley
- 417 Dona Nelson, String Beings, 2013
- 418 Joel Otterson, Curtains Laced with Diamonds Dear for You, 2014
- 425 Peter Schuyff
- 415 Amy Sillman, Mother, 2013–14
- 416 Amy Sillman and Pam Lins, Fells, 2013–14
- 426 Ricky Swallow
- 422 David Foster Wallace
- 413 Donelle Woolford
- 410 Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Notley, 2013
- 410-2 Molly Zuckerman-Hartung on painting and sewing