2010 Whitney Biennial list

To announce the artists selected for the upcoming Whitney Biennial, curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari read the 55 names in this video produced by Pierce Jackson. Running from February 25 – May 30, the biennial, called simply “2010,” will feature work by artists that “reflect diverse responses to the anxiety and optimism of the last two years. ’2010′ does not privilege any one medium or aesthetic style, but rather assembles a wide range of individual gestures, personal histories and improvised encounters that speak to a sense of openness and community.”

To get things going the Whitney will open “Collecting Biennials” on January 16, an exhibit showcasing the works of artists in the Whitney’s collection who have been in Biennials over the past 80 years. The list, as it ought to be, is quite impressive, featuring Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, William deKoonig, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollack and Mark Rothko.