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Whitney Biennial 2010 / Interview with Curator Francesco Bonami

February 24, 2010

Fifty-five artists were selected by curator Francesco Bonami and associate curator Gary Carrion-Murayari for the 2010 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. It’s the 75th in the ongoing series of Biennials and Annuals presented by the Whitney since 1932, two years after the Museum was founded.

The Whitney Biennial aims to provide a panoramic survey of the latest in American art. It includes well established artists as well as emerging artists from all of the country. The works range from film and video to photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and architecture. Among the artists are Huma Bhabha, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, George Condo, Thomas Houseago, Aki Sasamoto, and Piotr Uklański.

As a prelude, counterpoint, and coda to the Whitney Biennial 2010, the Museum’s fifth floor is devoted to artists in the Whitney’s collection whose works were shown in previous Biennials.

In this interview with curator Francesco Bonami, the curator talks about the title and concept of the exhibition, what is special about curating for the Whitney Biennial, and a group of work that exemplifies the Whitney Biennial 2010.

The Whitney Biennial 2010 runs until may 30, 2010, Collecting Biennials until November 28, 2010.

Whitney Biennial 2010 / Interview with Curator Francesco Bonami. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 23, 2010.

Update (Feb. 26, 2010): Review by Holland Cotter, New York Times.

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Entry filed under: art, interview, New York, VernissageTV, Whitney Biennial | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Whitney Biennial 2010 / Interview with Curator Francesco Bonami”

  1. Maria Says:
    February 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    god, he talks a lot to say too little!

    Too much power to buyers, curators and stylist in general…the art institutions are a nonsense.

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    March 12th, 2010 at 10:43 am

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