Whitney Biennial 2014

Solo en Inglès

Kids can hear directly from artists as they talk about the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

NARRATOR: Take a minute to look at these wall-hung works of art. Do you think they are videos or paintings? Would you get in trouble if you painted on your TV? To make this, Ken Okiishi used flat screen TVs, which play old videos that he found in his parents’ basement and altered. What do you notice about the brushstrokes? Because of the kind of paint and the fact that videos are playing on the screen, the brushstrokes almost look like they are moving!  


Ken Okiishi (b. 1978), gesture/data, 2013. Oil on flatscreen, VHS transferred to .mp4 (Color, sound), 35 1/3 × 21 × 3 7/10 in. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York. © Ken Okiishi