The Whitney Biennial is an unmissable event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in art today. Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley have been visiting artists over the past year in search of the most important and relevant work. Featuring seventy-five artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, the 2019 Biennial takes the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment. Introduced by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running exhibition in the country to chart the latest developments in American art.
Read more about the exhibition in a statement by the curators.
Installation view of the Whitney Biennial 2019 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 17-September 22, 2019).
From left to right: Jeffrey Gibson, PEOPLE LIKE US, 2019; Elle Pérez, t, 2019; Elle Pérez, Gabriel, 2019; Elle Pérez, Mae (three days after), 2019; Elle Pérez, Wilding and Charles, 2019; Elle Pérez, Dahlia and David (fag with a scar that says dyke), 2019; Elle Pérez, José Gabriel, 2019; Tiona Nekkia McClodden, I prayed to the wrong god for you, 2019; Jeanette Mundt, Born Athlete American: Laurie Hernandez I, 2018; Jeanette Mundt, Born Athlete American: Simone Biles I, 2017.
Photograph by Ron Amstutz