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51 Artists Exhibited Through May 27th

February 28th & 29th (Two Day Opening)

The Whitney Museum – NY,NY

The 2012 Whitney Biennial opened this week over the course of two days – the exhibit features sculpture, painting, installations, photography, dance, theater, music, and film. The 51 artist line-up showcases artists at different points in their careers and marks the seventy-sixth in the ongoing series of Biennials and Annuals. These have been presented by the Whitney since 1932.

Some notables at the opening included artist Chuck Close, actor Paul Dano and actress Parket Posey.

Elisabeth Sussman, Curator/Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney, and Jay Sanders, a freelance curator and writer who has spent the past ten years working both in the gallery world and on independent curatorial projects selected the artists.

Whitney Chief Curator Donna De Salvo with Elisabeth Sussman & Jay Sanders

Also in attendance were:

Whitney Trustee Brooke Garber Neidich, Chuck Close & Whitney Director Adam Weinberg

Artists: Elaine Reichek, Lucy Raven, Kevin Jerome Everson, Kipton Cronkite (KiptonART) & Klaus Biesenbach (Director MoMA PS1)

Whitney’s fourth-floor Emily Fisher Landau Galleries has been converted into a  6,000-square-foot performance space for music, dance, theater, and other events.

Photo Credit: ©Matthew Carasella/SocialShutterbug.com

Caption Info Provided from Whitney Press Release & Website