Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Whitney's Biennial


For Immediate Release

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Brooklyn, NY – Thirty-Seven Artists are participating in the 2009 Whitney’s Biennial, opening at 70 Greenpoint Avenue (c.r.e.a.m. projects) on Friday August 28, 2009 from 7-11 PM, running through Sunday August 30, 2009. Gallery hours are 12-6 PM.

The 2009 Whitney’s Biennial is an interdisciplinary group exhibition, taking place in an unoccupied commercial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exhibition re-envisions the ubiquitous Biennial formula by personalizing the institution, paring it down to a single person. Whitney is the proverbial Every Artist, the flesh-and-bone actor laboring under the shadows of giants. This is her Biennial.

The exhibition explores the dubious notion of the comeback and opens days before the release of Whitney Houston’s new album. In a moment when the entire world is waiting to see if and when the economy will recover, the artist is in need of a new strategy.

The participating artists are widely diverse — from those who have exhibited in major museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, to the graffiti artist, to the underground filmmaker, to the recent MFA graduate. All have been asked to meet on common ground, outside of the white cube, to create new works for this show.

The 2009 Whitney’s Biennial is organized by MaryKate Maher, Martha Mysko, Elise Rasmussen and Davida Nemeroff.


These are the artists selected for the 2009 Whitney’s Biennial:

Anna Rosen

Austin Shull

Carrie Schneider

Chelsea Knight

Christine Sun Kim & Jacob Shamberg

Davida Nemeroff

Douglas Boatwright

Elise Rasmussen

Fia Backström

Jesse Harris

Joey Whiteley

Joshua von Brown

Julia Kennedy

Kara Walker

Kelli Thompson

Kotama Bouabane

Leidy Churchman

Martha Mysko

MaryKate Maher & Oliver Jones

Mauricio Salgado
Michael Berryhill

Michael Farmer

Mira Dancy

Paul Heyer

Per Billgren

Peter Harkawik

Roe Ethridge

Roshani Thakore

Samara Golden

Shawn Kuruneru

Tony Romano

Tuomas Korpijaakko

Valerie Piraino

Victoria Cheong

William Kidman

Opening August 28th, 7-11PM
Free Limo Rides, courtesy of Whitney
After Party: Coco66 (68 Greenpoint Avenue), 11PM – 4AM

Special performance by Castlemusic on Saturday August 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM

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