Posts Tagged ‘Whitney Biennial’

Talking in Circles: An Interview with Aki Sasamoto

Amongst the many trends floating around the contemporary art world, you may have noticed a resurgence in performance art in galleries and museums.  The old guard of artists from the 60’s and 70’s are being recognized in grand retrospectives, such as Marina Abramovic’s critically acclaimed The Artist is Present at MoMA in 2010, as well as the Guggenheim’s current show, Gutai: Splendid Playground, a retrospective of[.....]

The 2012 Whitney Biennial: A Rehabilitated Production

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The beginning of March sees New York erupt in an art world flurry with the 75th Whitney Biennial igniting the itinerary for the next couple months of art fairs, large-scale exhibitions, auctions, and not least of all, the parties that accompany such events. Presented by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, who formed a fortuitous curatorial duo, the 2012 Biennial shone brighter than the previous Biennial[.....]

Build Your Own World: The 2010 01SJ Biennial

This weekend, the largest festival of art, technology and digital culture in the United States opens in San Jose, California. The 2010 01SJ Biennial, Build Your Own World, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event that features dozens of projects by artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens during a four day, city wide event. The biennial, which is open from September 16-19, includes exhibitions, performances,[.....]

Louise Bourgeois: Mother and Child, at Gallery Paule Anglim

This past weekend, the art world took a collective breath as it was informed of the death of a titan, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. At the age of 98, Bourgeois had accomplished an impressive sixty-year career which, at the time of her death, was continuing to gain momentum. Bourgeois was born December 25, 1911 in Paris, France where her artistic career started as a young[.....]

Erick Swenson: A Selection of Works

Opening tomorrow evening at James Cohan Gallery in New York City is an new exhibition by American artist Erick Swenson, simply titled A Selection of Works. The collection marks the third solo show for the artist at the Cohan Gallery and will include a new large-scale sculpture, titled Ne Plus Ultra,  alongside several other works dating from 2001 through today. Ne Plus Ultra is an[.....]

BRUCENNIAL 2010: Miseducation

The self-proclaimed “most important survey of contemporary art in the world ever” opened this week in at 350 West Broadway in SoHo, New York.  The Brucennial 2010 edition, titled “Miseducation,” is presented in a 5,000 square foot space temporarily donated by the real-estate mogul and art collector Aby Rosen and supposedly “brings together 420 artists from 911 countries working in 666 discrete disciplines.”  But who’s[.....]

Interview with Storm Tharp

Inspired by movies, pop culture, fashion, and Bernini, Storm Tharp has been exhibiting his ink and gouache paintings in Portland, Oregon and Geneva, Switzerland for years. His work will be included in the 2010 biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. DailyServing’s Bean Gilsdorf recently spoke with the artist about his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial, the idea of identity[.....]