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New York City | Whitney Biennial 2017, for the first time at Whitney’s new Meatpacking district home


From March 17 through June 11, 2017 the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the Whitney Biennial 2017 which, for the first time, takes place in the new home of the museum designed by Renzo Piano at the Meatpacking district in New York.

Founded in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Biennial is aimed to provide an overview and a survey on the state of American contemporary art, through works created during the two years preceding each edition by a number of invited artists.

“The formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society” are the main themes of this year’s edition of the Biennial, curated by Christopher Y. Lew, and Mia Locks.
Works by 63 artists and art collectives, from emerging to well-established, are on view on four gallery floors and in other spaces within the museum.
Pieces on view range from paintings to sculptures, from installations to video-art, from performances to graphics, from photography to video-games.

The  Whitney Biennial 2017 is presented by Tiffany & Co, and supported by J.P. Morgan, and Sotheby’s.

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Cover image: Installation view of Larry Bell, Pacific Red II, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 13-June 11, 2017. Collection of the artist; courtesy Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles.  Photograph by Matthew Carasella


The Whitney Biennial 2017 curators Christopher Y. Lew, and Mia Locks; photography by Scott Rudd © 2016


Installation view of Puppies Puppies, Liberty (Liberté), 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017. Photograph by Matthew Carasella


Installation view of Raúl De Nieves, beginning & the end neither & the otherwise betwixt & between the end is the beginning & the end, 2016. Whitney Biennial 2017. Collection of the artist; courtesy Company Gallery, New York. Photograph by Matthew Carasella


Installation view of KAYA, SERENE, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017. Photograph by Matthew Carasella


Installation view of Samara Golden, The Meat Grinder’s Iron Clothes, 2017. Whitney Biennial 2017. Photograph by Matthew Carasella

All images courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art

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