Whitney Museum Exhibit - The Whitney Biennial

Open Date:

Fri, May 17, 2019

Close Date:

Sun, Sep 22, 2019


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. The discussion is presented in conjunction with two exhibitions that are displayed at prominent New York City museums: Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, which is currently on display at the Whitney, and Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean that’s displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. Participating in the conversation are artist Jorge Gonzalez, whose work is displayed in the Whitney exhibition; and scholars and co-curators of the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian exhibit Jorge Estevez and Jose Barreiro. The event will be moderated by Whitney Museum assistant curator Marcela Guerrero. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members, students, and seniors, and can be purchased in advance at whitney.org. “Taíno Today: Art and Culture in the Caribbean” is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s year-round community programming that reinforces the Museum’s commitment to serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture, as well as supporting artists themselves. DATE: Friday, July 20 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. LOCATION: Whitney Museum of American Art 3rd Floor, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater 99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington St. and West St.) Manhattan


99 Gansevoort Street

New York, NY

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