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Whitney Biennial 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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The formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society are among the key themes reflected in the work of the artists selected for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The exhibition includes sixty-three participants, ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design. The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States, and the 2017 Biennial is the Museum’s seventy-eighth in a continuous series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions initiated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. Find out more about the Whitney Biennial from the website. 

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Lyle, London, 1992 (2015), Lyle Ashton Harris. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist

Lyle, London, 1992 (2015), Lyle Ashton Harris. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist

Swarm Living Is For Bodybag Onion Braid (2015), KAYA. Courtesy the artists. Photograph by Uli Holz

Swarm Living Is For Bodybag Onion Braid (2015), KAYA. Courtesy the artists. Photograph by Uli Holz

Installation view of Stress, Fear and Anxiety Bundle (2015), by artists whose collective debt totals $732,462.24 (left to right: Amy Beth Wright, Katherine Culbertson, Marc Newsome, anonymous, Lucas Berd, Claire Webb, Ben Tecumseh De Soto, Greg Scott, Bereniz Martinez, and Lara Anne). Courtesy the artists

Installation view of Stress, Fear and Anxiety Bundle (2015), by artists whose collective debt totals $732,462.24 (left to right: Amy Beth Wright, Katherine Culbertson, Marc Newsome, anonymous, Lucas Berd, Claire Webb, Ben Tecumseh De Soto, Greg Scott, Bereniz Martinez, and Lara Anne). Courtesy the artists

In The Clear (2016), Shara Hughes. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York

In The Clear (2016), Shara Hughes. Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner, New York

Ears, Nose and Throat (still) (2016), Kevin Jerome Everson. Courtesy the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC, Charlottesville, VA; and Picture Palace Pictures, New York

Ears, Nose and Throat (film still; 2016), Kevin Jerome Everson. Courtesy the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC, Charlottesville, VA; and Picture Palace Pictures, New York

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