Sculpture, painting, installations, and photography – as well as dance, theater, music, and film – will fill the galleries of the Whitney Museum of American Art in the latest edition of the Whitney Biennial. With a roster of artists at all points in their careers the Biennial provides a look at the current state of contemporary art in America.
The participating artists were selected by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator/Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney, and Jay Sanders, a freelance curator and writer who has spent the past ten years working both in the gallery world and on independent curatorial projects. Sussman and Sanders co-curated the Biennial’s film program with Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the co-founders of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.
The 2012 Biennial takes place from March 1 through May 27, with portions of the exhibition and some programs continuing through June 10.
Kai Althoff, Thom Andersen, Charles Atlas, Lutz Bacher, Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober), Michael Clark, Cameron Crawford, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes, Nathaniel Dorsky, Nicole Eisenman, Kevin Jerome, Everson, Vincent Fecteau, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby, Frazier, Vincent Gallo , K8 Hardy, Richard Hawkins, Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt, Dawn Kasper, Mike Kelley, John Kelsey, John Knight, Jutta Koether, George Kuchar, Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Sam Lewitt, Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Nick Mauss, Richard Maxwell, Sarah Michelson. Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price, Lucy Raven, The Red Krayola, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri, Michael E. Smith, Tom Thaye, Wu Tsang, Oscar Tuazon, Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper, Stephen O’Malleyand Peter Rehberg, Frederick Wiseman.