Whitney Museum of American Art: 2002 Biennial Exhibition

Whitney Museum of American Art: 2002 Biennial Exhibition

by Lawrence R. Rinder, Debra Singer, Chrissie Iles, Christiane Paul

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Whitney biennial exhibitions are often boisterous, unruly arrangements of sound, color, and light. The 2002 biennial is no exception, encompassing over 100 artists working in film, video, computer projects, music, sound-based art, photography, painting, and sculpture. The catalog design two pages devoted to each artist, with images printed on bright, glossy stock and text on contrasting, darker paper does a fine job of managing the excitement, presenting the works in a consistent format and thus lending cohesion to a subject that might overwhelm readers. This is a catalog in the truest sense of the word, a systematic listing, in alphabetical order, of the contents of the show that will serve best as a checklist for students and scholars interested in studying this biennial long after the sound and color have faded. The brief descriptions of each of the artists' works are fine thumbnail sketches, but those interested in learning more about these artists many of them quite young will need to look elsewhere. Abbreviated biographies on each artist are included, as is an audio CD with music and sound pieces. For collections serving art students, scholars, and curators. Michael Dashkin, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
The experience of the artworks featured at the Whitney Biennial is necessarily difficult to contain within the covers of a catalog, as the performative, conceptual, and multi-sensual aspects of the art may only be captured by being there. This volume will be useful, nonetheless, for its short biographies of each artist and the analyses of their work. An audio CD is included containing "soundworks" by 13 artists. The volume was edited by curators at the Whitney. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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