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: Look at the knitted clothes and wall hanging in this gallery. Lisa Anne Auerbach knits sweaters, pants, and banners, which often include phrases or words. In the large wall-hung work you see here, she has woven advice she has gotten from psychics or fortune tellers. What do you think of these fortunes? Pick one. What would you think if that was your fortune? Auerbach thinks it’s funny that some of these pronouncements don’t add up to much. She also printed a magazine so giant that she called it a megazine! It has more information about psychics and places where you can connect with spirits or the beyond.


Check out the pants on the mannequins. Auerbach says that they are kind of like a journal. The different stripes you see represent different episodes in her life. There’s an airplane that represents a flight she took. She spent some time in New Hampshire during the winter. Can you signs of cold weather? What else can you learn by looking at her pants?



Lisa Anne Auerbach, (sweater) _We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Pussy Galore_, 2013. Wool, Size Medium; (skirt) _SxE Poseur_, 2005. Wool, Size Medium. Collection of the artist; courtesy Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach