Whitney Biennial

Awardsnews

Artist, writer and choreographer Ralph Lemon wins Whitney Museum’s coveted Bucksbaum Award

The prize, given to one artist in every edition of the Whitney Biennial, comes with a $100,000 check

With a Whitney Biennial feature and newfound commercial representation, James Little's commitment to abstraction is finally paying off

The artist, who has been making work for nearly 40 years, has lately achieved several career milestones

Six must-see shows during Frieze New York

From Genesis P-Orridge at Pioneer Works to Louise Bourgeois at the Met, our pick of the best exhibitions in the city this week

Video artreview

The 2022 Whitney Biennial spotlights video artists who are pushing the medium forward

Works by Alfredo Jaar, Dave McKenzie and the collective Moved by the Motion are among the most powerful in the crowded exhibition

Review: Does the Whitney Biennial really reflect the world today?

Plus, the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories opens in Washington and Raphael's late self-portrait at London's National Gallery

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Indigenous artists highlight shared histories of abstraction and survival in the Whitney Biennial

The 2022 edition of the exhibition includes the work of four Indigenous artists from the US and Canada

The 2022 Whitney Biennial in five key themes

The latest iteration of the Whitney Museum's closely-watched exhibition is structured around a contrast between light and dark, but a few motifs provide alternate ways of navigating the massive show

In Whitney Biennial video, Coco Fusco meditates on New York’s island of lost souls

The artist commemorates the anonymous victims of Covid-19 buried on Hart Island

Labournews

Whitney Museum staff protest against stalled contract negotiations at biennial’s VIP opening

Guests arriving at Tuesday’s reception were handed leaflets explaining the current state of negotiations between the newly formed union and museum administration

The next Whitney Biennial’s 63 participating artists and collectives revealed

The exhibition’s 80th iteration, originally scheduled for 2021, will open on 6 April with its own official symbol

Whitney postpones 2021 biennial by one year

Pandemic complicated organisational efforts by curators and stymied artists

Whitney Museum acquires 88 works by biennial artists

Additions to the collection include a painting by one of the eight artists who threatened to pull their art from display in protest against vice chairman Warren Kanders

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes

Whitney Museum vice chairman Warren Kanders steps down after months of protests

His company Safariland has been criticised for manufacturing tear gas canisters that have been used on asylum seekers along the US-Mexico border

Four artists withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial

The move follows on-going calls for the resignation of the museum board's vice chairman

Whiteness must undo itself to make way for the truly radical turn in contemporary culture

The New York-based artist Xaviera Simmons responds to art critics who thought the 2019 Whitney Biennial was "not radical enough"

Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial

After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer

Everything is good at the Whitney Biennial but nothing makes a difference

Despite a history of protest and a very present controversy at the museum, this year’s survey of American contemporary art is missing a radical spirit

Whitney Biennial aims to focus on artists but—as protests mount—it cannot escape politics

The Whitney Museum has turned to two in-house curators to put together a show that celebrates diversity in American art—but as in 2017, the biennial is already mired in controversy

Many Whitney Biennial artists sign letter calling for museum vice chairman's removal

Letter cites Warren B. Kanders's role in company that manufactured tear gas used at US border

Simone Leigh, now in the spotlight, contemplates the theme of invisibility

With three presentations scheduled this spring in New York, the Brooklyn-based artist talks about her commitment to representing the experience of black women

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

78th Whitney Biennial expands definition of American art

Their largest edition yet spans the globe looking at what makes American art

Artist Interview: Matthew Monahan

Matthew Monahan’s work will be shown in upcoming exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery and the Rubell Collection

The 2000 Whitney Biennial: A return to the halcyon days of American Art or the dawn of a new era?

The pull of past traditions is juxtaposed with the push of digital innovations