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"Whitney Biennial 2004 Opens Tomorrow"
2004-03-11 until 2004-05-30
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY,
Reflecting what may be seen as a reinvigoration of contemporary American art at a moment of profound change in our cultural landscape, the 2004 Whitney Biennial opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art on March 11. The 2004 Biennial is organized by three Whitney curators: Chrissie Iles, curator of film and video; Shamim M. Momin, branch director and curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria; and Debra Singer, associate curator of contemporary art. Works by 108 artists and collaborative groups will remain on view throughout the Whitney Museum of American Art through May 30, 2004; the show also includes outdoor projects throughout Central Park, presented in collaboration with the Public Art Fund.
Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney's Alice Pratt Brown Director, said, "The Biennial is a great tradition that goes back to the Museum's earliest roots. This gathering of new and established artists plunges us into the present moment in American contemporary art while simultaneously anticipating the future. Perhaps the Whitney's defining exhibition, the Biennial is a requisite, periodic report from the front. It's a means of discovery and of recognition, and a reaffirmation of the Museum's commitment to American artists and to America's cultural life. We are deeply grateful to Altria, Banc of America Securities, and The Brown Foundation for helping to make this year's Biennial possible."
Sue de Beer
Still from Hans & Grete, 2002.