The Whitney Biennial announces the Addition of Five Curators

Friday, December 8, 2023
The Whitney Biennial announces the Addition of Five Curators

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces the addition of five curators to help lead the film and performance program for the 2024 Whitney Biennial. Co-organizers Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli have invited Korakrit Arunanondchai, asinnajaq, Taja Cheek, Greg de Cuir Jr, and Zackary Drucker to join them in developing a Biennial that goes beyond the Museum’s traditional in-gallery presentation to showcase the latest creativity and innovation in art, film, performance, and sound.

For the first time in Whitney Biennial history, audiences will be able to enjoy the Biennial film program anywhere at any time online, as well as during special screenings at the Museum.

Artists and curators Korakrit Arunanondchai, asinnajaq, Greg de Cuir Jr, and Zackary Drucker will select filmmakers who highlight a breadth of expression through moving images today. American experimentalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and curator Taja Cheek will select a group of artists and develop a performance and sound series in the Museum’s galleries and theater space that represents the forefront of contemporary experimental performance and sound.

“The Whitney Biennial always champions the creativity, talent, passion, and vision of our time,” said Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director. “The strength of this edition is highlighted by the visionary curatorial talent of Meg and Chrissie and the incredible collaborators they have invited to broaden the show’s perspectives and amplify its vitality.”

“As we build the 2024 Whitney Biennial, we are fortunate to be shaping the film and performance program in concert with the unique voices of asinnajaq, Greg, Korakrit, Taja, and Zackary,” said Whitney curators Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli. “Film, sound, and performance” are such significant mediums for both of us, and we look forward to sharing with our audiences an incredibly robust film program that raises questions about the porousness of boundaries and identities, along with a thoughtful curation of live performance that offers a sensorial experience centered around embodiment. Each film and performance program is deeply interwoven with the ideas coursing throughout the exhibition, articulating many of its themes in cinematic and musical form.”

Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing opens March 20, 2024, and is the eighty-first edition of the Museum’s landmark exhibition series, the longest-running survey of American art. A constellation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the Whitney Biennial is a showcase of contemporary artists working across media and disciplines, representing evolving notions of American art.

Stephanie Cime

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