Every two years, curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York try to gauge the pulse of art in America. This year, curators Francesco Bonami, 54, and Gary Carrion-Murayari, 29, have announced a list of 55 artist who will “broadly represent the scope of American art” in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.
The number of artists selected for the biennial is significantly less than previous years. However, women, who have been notoriously underrepresented in the arts, will make up a little over half of the exhibiting artists. Also breaking with trends from previous years, artists will be limited to one work or series, rather than a selection of works by each artist and the 2010 biennial will not have a theme. Carrion-Muravari also points out that “the youngest artist chosen for this year’s exhibition is 23 years old, and the oldest is 75.” All in all, foreshadowing a limited and selective, yet diverse collection of work for the upcoming show open from February 25 to May 30.
David Adamo, Richard Aldrich, Michael Asher, Tauba Auerbach, Nina Berman, Huma Bhabha, Josh Brand, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, James Casebere, Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Dawn Clements, George Condo, Sarah Crowner, Verne Dawson, Julia Fish, Roland Flexner, Suzan Frecon, Maureen Kate, Gilmore Gallace, Theatser Gates, Hannah Greely, Jesse Aron Green, Robert Grosvenor, Sharon Hayes, Thomas Houseago, Alex Hubbard, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Jeffrey Inaba, Martin Kersels, Jim Lutes, Babette Mangolte, Curtis Mann, Ari Marcopoulos, Daniel McDonald, Josephine Meckseper, Rashaad Newsome, Kelly Nipper, Lorraine O’Grady, R.H. Quaytman, Charles Ray, Emily Roysdon, Aki Sasamoto, Aurel Schmidt, Scott Short, Stephanie Sinclair,Ania Soliman, Storm Tharp, Tam Tran, Kerry Tribe, Piotr Uklański, Lesley Vance, Marianne Vitale, Erika Vogt, Pae White, Robert Williams