Whitney Biennial 2024 — Even Better Than the Real Thing

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Whitney Biennial 2024
Even Better Than the Real Thing

Ends in 8 days: March 20 → April 28, 2024

Whitney biennial kiyan williams ruins 1 grid Whitney Biennial 2024, New York Eclectic, incandescent, radical, and imbued with an almost existential gravity, perhaps never has the Whitney Biennial been so attuned to its time, informing us about the state of the world while also providing numerous clues about the role of art and how younger generations attempt to reinvent themselves through it.

Seventy-one visionary artists and collectives will participate in the eighty-first installment of the Whitney Biennial, opening March 20, 2024. The Member preview begins on March 14.

The artists and collectives in the latest chapter of the exhibition—Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing—will follow in the footsteps of hundreds of Biennial artists before them to interpret our current landscape and tell stories, spark discussion, and comment on issues across a variety of media and disciplines.

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Ser Serpas, taken through back entrances subtle fate matching (…), 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang

The 2024 Whitney Biennial is organized by Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli, with Min Sun Jeon and Beatriz Cifuentes. The performance program is organized by Iles and Onli, with guest curator Taja Cheek. The film program is organized by Iles and Onli, with guest curators Korakrit Arunanondchai, asinnajaq, Greg de Cuir Jr, and Zackary Drucker.

“We sought to create an exhibition in the form of what artist Ligia Lewis calls a ‘dissonant chorus,’ unharmonious in its collectivity,” said Iles and Onli. “It is striking how many artists are contending with relationships between the psyche and the body, and the precarity of the past few years. Artists are continuing to grapple with history and identity; we have made an exhibition that unfolds as a set of relations, exploring the challenges of coming together in a fractured moment. We are thrilled to be working with such a rigorous and thoughtful group of artists to create a space where ideas and the materiality of the world can be examined and engaged”

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Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, xhairymutantx Embedding Study 1, 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Rose B. Simpson, Daughters: Reverence, 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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B. Ingrid Olson, divers travaux, 2016–2022 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Kiyan Williams, Statue of Freedom (Marsha P. Johnson), 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Jes Fan, Contrapposto, 2023; Jes Fan, Cross Section (Right Leg Muscle II), 2023; Jes Fan, Gut, 2023 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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People Who Stutter Create (Jia Bin, Delicia Daniels, JJJJJerome Ellis, Conor Foran, Kristel Kubart), Stuttering Can Create Time, 2023 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Torkwase Dyson, Liquid Shadows, Solid Dreams (A Monastic Playground), 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Demian DinéYazhi, we must stop imagining apocalypse / genocide + we must imagine liberation, 2024  — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Nora Gomez-Strauss
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Carolyn Lazard, Toilette, 2024 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang
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Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Blue Whale a.k.a. #12 (from the Whales Fucking series), 1983 — Vue de la Whitney Biennial 2024 Photo : Audrey Wang

Artists: Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio Dora Budor Seba Calfuqueo Demian DinéYazhi Torkwase Dyson JJJJJerome Ellis Jes Fan Nikita Gale Ektor Garcia Pippa Garner Harmony Hammond Sharon Hayes Holly Herndon Mat Dryhurst Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Suzanne Jackson Isaac Julien Lotus L. Kang Mary Kelly Carolyn Lazard Dionne Lee Ligia Lewis Mary Lovelace O’Neal Cannupa Hanska Luger K.R.M. Mooney Dala Nasser Diane Severin Nguyen Karyn Olivier B. Ingrid Olson Eamon Ore-Giron People Who Stutter Create (Jia Bin, Delicia Daniels, JJJJJerome Ellis, Conor Foran, Kristel Kubart) Julia Phillips Mavis Pusey Maja Ruznic Ser Serpas Rose B. Simpson P. Staff Clarissa Tossin Tourmaline Pearlina Weston Kiyan Williams Carmen Winant Takako Yamaguchi Constantina Zavitsanos Sarah Hennies Alex Tatarsky Siku Allooloo Seba Calfuqueo Christopher Harris Miranda Haymon Ho Tzu Nyen Yasmine Anlan Huang Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Aron Kantor Kite Gbenga Komolafe Tee Park Jenni Laiti Shuang Li Simon Liu Nyala Moon Edward Owens Sydney Frances Pascal Riar Rizaldi Penelope Spheeris Lada Suomenrinne

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  • Isaac Julien
  • Sharon Hayes
  • Pippa Garner
  • Korakrit Arunanondchai
  • K.R.M Mooney
  • Carolyn Lazard
  • Ho Tzu Nyen
  • Torkwase Dyson
  • Dora Budor
  • Harmony Hammond
And 55 others…

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