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Wanna be in the next Whitney Biennial?

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The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced the two curators of the forthcoming “2006 Whitney Biennial Exhibition,” considered by many to one one the nation’s leading shows of contemporary American art.

The 2006 exhibition is being organized by Philippe Vergne, the French-born senior curator at the Walker Art Center and who has been named director of the new François Pinault Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and the other curator is the Whitney’s own Chrissie Iles, curator of Film and Video for the museum.

As originally discussed by ANABA, and according to the museum’s website , artists who wish to submit materials for the show should send proposals to:

Biennial Coordinator
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10021

All submissions to be considered for exhibition in the Biennial should include the artist’s biography or resume, a brief description of the proposed work, and between six and eight images. Recommended formats for images include slides, computer printouts, digital images on a CD_ROM, audio CDs, or VHS videotapes. They do not accept original artworks in the submission package.

A word of warning: The forementioned website page appears to be a leftover from 2004, but I suspect that it would be all the same for 2006. Deadline is unclear, but for the 2004 Biennial it was August of 2003, so assume that the deadline for the 2006 Biennial will be August of 2005.

I join Martin in calling for everyone to submit a package. With a foreign curator from the wilderness of Minnesota, there may just be a crack in the “New York only” filter this coming year.

I suggest that everyone also send their home movies to Iles. Who knows what great undiscovered art may be found in your kid’s birthday party celebration? And if you’ve got any kinky sex home videos, even better – look how far it got Andrea Fraser!

P.S. I’ll gladly (cough, cough) review any of the latter type home videos, in case you want an artsy opinion before you ship them to Iles.

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