The evening will present three works by Jordan Wolfson, followed by an in-conversation between the artist and Rhizome’s Assistant Curator of Net Art and Digital Culture Aria Dean where they will discuss his relationship to “technology, masculinity, and the spectacularization and banalization of violence in his work and in contemporary culture.”
The 2017 Whitney Biennial is being held at New York’s Whitney Museum, opening March 17 and running to June 11.
Co-curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks (and with Aily Nash for the film program), this year’s edition will be the 78th instalment, showcasing a variety of work by 63 artists and collectives who challenge and reflect on what the Whitney describes as “a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politic.”
From painting, video and installation, to video-game design, music and activism, the biennial will feature a diverse range of media and practices that respond to the chosen theme revolved around “the formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society”.
The film program will present a screening and conversation with an artist, each Sunday at 3pm. Among the exciting roster of work that will be shown, some notable ones include Leilah Weinraub’s ‘SHAKEDOWN’ that examines Black lesbian strip club culture in Los Angeles, an homage to the Gaza Strip in Basma Alsharif‘s feature length ‘Ouroboros,’ and films by Dani Leventhal, among many others.