WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017

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Harold Mendez, American Pictures, 2016. Reclaimed wrought iron, wood, crushed cochineal insects, staples, industrial work mats, and carnations, 72 x 48 x 48 in. (182.9 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm) Private collection; © Courtesy the artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

Harold Mendez, American Pictures, 2016. Reclaimed wrought iron, wood, crushed cochineal insects, staples, industrial work mats, and carnations, 1,829 x 1,219 x 1,219 mm) Private collection; © Courtesy the artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics will be held at Whitney Museum of American Art from March 17 to June 11, 2017.

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The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States, with a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking lively debate. The 2017 Biennial is initiated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. It is the first to be held in the Whitney’s downtown home at 99 Gansevoort Street, and the largest ever in terms of gallery space.

Throughout the exhibition, artists challenge us to consider how these realities affect our senses of self and community. The Biennial features sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design.

Whitney Biennial 2017
Date: March 17th – June 11th, 2017
Opening Hours: 10:30 – 18:00 (Friday, Saturday until 22:00)
Closed on Tuesday
Place: Whitney Museum of American Art
Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 570-3600
http://whitney.org

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