For 2014's Whitney Biennial, the museum is bringing in three outside curators to collaborate on the upcoming event, according to a press release, in order to present the most diverse representation of the American art landscape. Each of the three curators will take a floor of the museum, which will be overseen by Whitney curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders.
The Whitney announced the chosen curators today. Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator, says in a statement: "By flinging open the Museum's doors metaphorically, we hope to create a platform in which voices from outside the Whitney can enliven the conversation around contemporary art in the United States." We are hoping to see three very unique perspectives on the American way (despite the fact that everyone involved is, ahem, white).
Finally, Michelle Grabner is coming from her position as Professor and Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. If that weren't enough, she's also a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Grabner and her husband have a curatorial project called The Suburban, which used to be located in their garage.
Sounds like a love triangle we will not want to miss. Unfortunately we'll have to wait until the end of 2013 to hear the full list of artists. Let the countdown begin!
Check out some photos from the opening of 2012's Biennial below, and read our interview with Andrea Fraser about it here.