Once Every Couple of Years at the Whitney

The 78th Whitney Biennial was held this year at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Biennial is a kind of state of the art exhibit of contemporary work. The emphasis is on young and emerging artists. All the pieces shown here were done between 2015 and 2017. The Biennial dates back to 1932 when it was established as an annual event. It went biennial in 1973. Art critics look to the Biennial to identify new trends in contemporary art. Not sure I could identify any of those trends. But I can show you some brilliant works that were part of the exhibit.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day,Celeste Dupuy-Spencer

Whitney Biennial

Jessi Reaves

Painting by Aliza Nisenbaum

La Talaverita, Sunday Morning New York Times, Aliza Nisenbaum

November Edit

November Edit, Jack Riepenhofff with Peter Barrickman

Painting

Shara Hughes painting

Split Ends, Shara Hughe

 

Photography

An-My Le photo

November 10, Workers, Venice, Louisiana, An-My Le

The Silent General

Part of the Silent General project, photos by An-My Le

Sculpture

Kaari Upson sculpture

Heart Atrium, Kaari Upson

Whitney Biennial sclupture

Local police find fruit with spells, GCC

One Thousand Museum

One Thousand Museum, Zaha Hadid Architects

Raul de Nieves sculpture

Man’s best friends Raul de Nieves

 

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5 Responses to Once Every Couple of Years at the Whitney

  1. There are some really interesting pieces of art here. I’m particularly intrigued by the sculpture by Jessi Reaves and would love to see it close up. If I lived near New York, the Whitney Biennial would be on my must-do list.

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  2. BroadBlogs says:

    I really want to see the Whitney sometime. So great to get a taste of it here.

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  3. I’ve not been to the Whitney, but I do love to visit art museums. I don’t know a lot about art, but I still enjoy gawking at it.

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