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Whitney Biennial 2006:
Day for Night
Mar 2–May 28, 2006

The Whitney's signature panoramic survey of the latest in American art is the seventy-third in the series of Annuals and Biennials inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. The 2006 Biennial examines contemporary art-making in America at a moment of profound global change. The exhibition, titled Day for Night after François Truffaut's 1973 film, conjures a mood of dark intensity, shifting between beauty and degradation, doubt and conformity, the seductive and the strange.

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Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Dawolu Jabari Anderson
Dominic Angerame
Christina Battle
James Benning
Amy Blakemore
Louise Bourque
Troy Brauntuch
Anthony Burdin
George Butler
The Center For Land Use Interpretation
Lori Cheatle and Daisy Wright
Ira Cohen
Martha Colburn
Critical Art Ensemble
Jamal Cyrus
Miles Davis
Deep Dish Television Network
Lucas DeGiulio
Peter Doig
Kenya Evans
Urs Fischer
Joe Gibbons
Deva Graf
Dan Graham, Tony Oursler, Rodney Graham, Laurent P. Berger, and Japanther
Hannah Greely
Jay Heikes
Doug Henry
Dorothy Iannone
Natalie Jeremijenko/Bureau Of Inverse Technology
Daniel Johnston
Lewis Klahr
Lisa Lapinski
Hanna Liden
Jeanne Liotta
Marie Losier
T. Kelly Mason and Diana Thater
Taylor Mead
Matthew Monahan
JP Munro
Jesús “Bubu” Negrón
Kori Newkirk
Todd Norsten
Jim O’Rourke
Otabenga Jones and Associates
Jennifer Revves
Michael Snow
Zoe Strauss
Studio Film Club
Billy Sullivan
Spencer Sweeney
Chris Vasell
Francesco Vezzoli
The Wrong Gallery
Aaron Young

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