An installation view of the Whitney Biennial 2019
Photo: Stefanie Li

VIDEO: Take a Look Inside the 2019 Whitney Biennial

We talk to the director of the Whitney and the cocurators of its biennial about this year’s edition

The 2019 edition of the Whitney Biennial kicked off this week, showcasing work from 75 contemporary artists and collectives across a range of mediums. The show is being billed as the most diverse in the biennial’s history, which stretches back to 1932, when it was introduced by the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. For the first time, more than half of the participants are women and more than half are artists of color.

There’s also a focus on emerging artists and performance art, two areas that the curators feel need a stronger platform. Galerie interviewed museum director Adam D. Weinberg and biennial curators Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta. Artists Brendan Fernandes, who created a kink-themed ballet performance piece, and Ragen Moss, whose layered sculptures float within the galleries, were also on hand to discuss their participation.

Check out the video below:


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