New York's Whitney Museum of American Art has announced the list of 103 artists to be included in its 2014 biennial (Mar. 7-May 25).
The 2014 edition is curated by Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art; Anthony Elms, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia; and Michelle Grabner, an artist and curator who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Yale University. Each curator will organize one floor of the museum. Whitney curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders are serving as advisors.
In a press release, Comer points out that the exhibition includes "many types of cultural producers: editorial collectives, artist-curators, activists, musicians, poets, dancers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, and photographers." Elms says that the show should "challenge the relationship between the past, the present, and histories yet to be written." Grabner states that the show "features artists who have come to the fore as figures of influence, both inside and outside the geographic and commercial centers of the art world."
The 2014 biennial will be the last edition held in the Whitney's current Madison Avenue location before the museum moves to its dramatically larger new facility in the Meatpacking District.
The list of selected artists follows:
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Yve Laris Cohen
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés "Juni" Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons, Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard Hawkins and Catherine Opie
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace