Wednesday, May 2, 2012

whitney biennial

S and I've spent some time over the last few weeks at the Whitney taking in this year's Biennial. The yearly event features a wide (and often changing) array of works from artists at varying points in their careers.

This year was our first Biennial experience. From painting and sculpture to experimental film and electronic performance, it's quite a wild experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we joined the museum so that we could return for repeat visits.

Here are a few snaps of some of our favorite exhibits.

Artist Nicole Eisenman's paintings were bright, bold and displayed as you see below. According to her bio, each image represents a personal experience.

Notice the variance in her style? She feels that "different feelings should be painted different ways."

We also caught video artist Charles Atlas's live video/music improvisation. Wow. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like this!

The artist creates, manipulates and mixes video images which are displayed on large screens in the performance space. Atlas's work was set to live electronic music.  It was hypnotic, and by far our favorite of all the work we saw.

This year's Biennial runs from March 1st through May 27th. I highly recommend checking it if you get the chance!

(top image via alt screen)

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