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Whitney Biennial 2014

Whitney Biennial 2014

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The Whitney Biennal will officially open Friday march 7 through May 25 to the public and Chicago is well represented. Michelle Grabner an artist and professor in the Painting & Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute Chicago along with 2 other curators-Stuart Comer and Anthony Elms- are in charge of different floors “representing a range of geographic vantages and curatorial methodologies.”

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Aside from Michelle Grabner, other Chicago artists on the roster include:
Dawoud Bey
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Philip Hanson
Joseph Grigely
Jessie Mott
Elijah Burgher
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Catherine Sullivan
Tony Lewis
Pedro Vélez
Tony Tasset
Gaylen Gerber
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
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If you aren’t already familiar with these artists, you need to soon and buy their pieces of course. Being recognized as a Whitney Biennial artist is a big deal and most if they are not already represented by a gallery at the biennial, they will soon be.

A preview reception, sponsored by BCBG Max Azria, was packed with familiar faces in the art, fashion, finance and NY social scene including Chicago gallerist Kavi Gupta, Chuck Close, Tyra Bank’s ex John Udenthal, Paper Magazine’s Kim Hastreiter, Padma Lakshmi, Traci Emin to name a few.


Chuck Close

Elle’s Danielle Prescod, Ruthie Friedlander, designer Lubov Azria, Harper’s Bazaar Chrissie Rutherford and Katie Ermilio

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Adam Weinberg, Lubov Azria

This will be the final showing of the Biennial at the current museum location as they will be moving to a new Renzo Piano designed location in 2015. As you may recall, famed architect Renzo Piano designed the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. Click Here to View

All images via Whitney Museum

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