Today there are more artists working in more genres, using more varieties of material, and moving among more geographic locations than ever before. The 2008 Biennial seeks to reveal the links among these seemingly disparate and sometimes ephemeral practices. By exploring the networks that exist among contemporary artists and the work they create, the Biennial characterizes the state of American art today. This Biennial’s group of artists defies easy categorization, with many of them creating work in several mediums. In response to their diversity, and the evident trend toward event-based work, the 2008 Biennial will include corollary events and installations at the Park Avenue Armory, organized with the Art Production Fund. Almost completely comprised of new works, many of which are site-specific, the exhibition will fill nearly every floor of the Museum, including the sculpture court, and will invite visitors to explore the works in any order they choose. The film and video program will repeat each day, making it possible to view the entire schedule in one visit. Works presented at the Armory will range in type and duration, from music performances and a dance marathon to a 24-hour film screening and a bar-cum-sculpture that becomes a site for other artists' projects. More than a third of the eighty-one artists participating in the Biennial will present works both at the Whitney's historic Marcel Breuer building and at the Armory, allowing artists to show in the Museum even while they seek ways to complicate and transcend its parameters.