2012 Whitney Biennial List of Artists Released

Below is a list of artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Click on the names to visit relevant websites related to the artist. Included in this years exhibition are Vincent Gallo, and The Wu-Tsang Clan. We would also say it is VERY film/photography/performance/music heavy:
1. Kai Althoff
2. Thom Andersen
3. Charles Atlas
4. Lutz Bacher
5. Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober)
6. Michael Clark
7. Dennis Cooper and Gisèle Vienne
8. Cameron Crawford
9. Moyra Davey
10. Liz Deschenes
11. Nathaniel Dorsky
12. Nicole Eisenman
13. Kevin Jerome Everson
14. Vincent Fecteau
15. Andrea Fraser
16. LaToya Ruby Frazier
17. Vincent Gallo
18. K8 Hardy
19. Richard Hawkins
20. Werner Herzog
21. Jerome Hiler
22. Matt Hoyt
23. Dawn Kasper
24. Mike Kelley
25. John Kelsey
26. Jutta Koether
27. John Knight
28. George Kuchar
29. Laida Lertxundi
30. Kate Levant
31. Sam Lewitt
32. Joanna Malinowska
33. Andrew Masullo
34. Nick Mauss
35. Richard Maxwell
36. Sarah Michelson
37. Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
38. Laura Poitras
39. Matt Porterfield
40. Luther Price
41. Lucy Raven
42. The Red Krayola
43. Kelly Reichardt
44. Elaine Reichek
45. Michael Robinson
46. Georgia Sagri
47. Michael E. Smith
48. Tom Thayer
49. Wu Tsang
50. Oscar Tuazon
51. Frederick Wiseman
Note: We Are Not In the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

Daily Statistics for the Fiscal Year Ending September 20th, 2011

assume vivid astro focus / katharina grosse

Ilegítimo, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, 2010

avaf's Eli Sudbrack

One Floor Up More Highly (detail), MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2010

Atoms Outside EggsMuseu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2007

Picture of Me Before I was Not in the 2012 Whitney Biennale

Artist Kenichi Kanazawa: Sand & Sound Sculptures

Japanese artist Kenichi Kanazawa makes art out of sand, sound, a stick, and a table. Bullshit way to make a mandala? Or does it really resonate with you?


DNA Artwork

Or, play them all at once!


BREAKING NEWS: Earthquake Hits East Coast!

LOL! You Feel That?

Philadelphia, PA
@12:53 EST today (8/23/2011) an earthquake measuring 5.8 (correction 5.9, now) shook the east coast of the U.S. Witnesses said the tremors lasted for ~10-15 seconds causing wine glasses to fall and car air freshener trees to shake.

Whitney Biennial 2012 again!
There may be more to come. According to Marcia McNutt, director of the U.S. Geological Survey: “What the concern is, of course, is that this is a foreshock. If it’s a foreshock, then the worse is yet to come.” UHHH.

She goes on to say: “When something like this happens, everyone has to remember, more than half of the states in the U.S. are considered earthquake country. When something like this happens, remember what to do in the case of a seismic event. Duck, get under something sturdy like a desk or a doorway, get away from falling glass. Make sure that you are not in the way of falling objects like pictures, bookshelves, books, anything that’s not firmly connected the wall.” -

source: Jason Samenow and WashingtonPost.com
whitney museum biennial 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012 ASCII

OMG! We're Up to 19 Comments on Our Air Freshener Post! Wheee!

Chris Burden Metropolis II

Chris Burden, Metropolis II

Car Air Freshener Tree Sculptures

Lee S. Millard, Fresh Air Fresheners, 2008-2010 - Pennsylvania

Rita, The Fir Is The Tree, 2011 - Quebec

Vincent Romaniello, Bull-Deodorizer, 2011 - Pennsylvania

Shit We Don't Ever Want to See Again in Art

  1. canvas
  2. clothes
  3. BFA
  4. MFA
  5. critics
  6. websites
  7. blogs
  8. blahgs
  9. newspapers
  10. paint
  11. vinyl
  12. doctors
  13. paper
  14. minimalism
  15. abstraction
  16. pointillism
  17. college
  18. high school
  19. secular art
  20. non-secular art
  21. glass
  22. building materials
  23. fur
  24. books
  25. toys
  26. deer
  27. boats
  28. nudity
  29. clothing
  30. furniture
  31. windows/doors
  32. women
  33. animals
  34. men
  35. war
  36. plants
  37. terra cotta
  38. insects
  39. science
  40. YouTube
  41. Facebook
  42. Penises
  43. Vaginas
  44. scholarships
  45. grants
  46. workshops
  47. peace
  48. fellowships
  49. clay
  50. residencies
  51. buildings
  52. boxes
  53. hats
  54. NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, SF, Philadelphia, London, Hong Kong, etc. (cities, in general)
  55. color, specifically primary ones
  56. numbers
  57. writing
  58. paper
  59. technology
  60. people
  61. places
  62. things
If we forgot anything- leave it in the comments- we'll probably add it.

P.S. We are not in the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

Kenneth Anger - Rabbit's Moon

Kenneth Anger - Rabbit's Moon filmed 1950, released 1972, re-released 1979 (this version)

Paintings of Pears

David Oleski, Three Bartlett Pears, oil on linen

Luis Meléndez, Still Life With Pears, Grapes, Peaches and Receptacles,
Oil on Board, c. 1771

Frank Wilson, Five Golden Pears, Oil on Hardboard

R.I.P. Lucian Freud 1922-2011

Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (detail) - oil on canvas, 1995

Lucian Freud with Lady Epstein - photograph by Clay Perry

Cy Twombly 1926-2011

50 days in Illiam, 1978 (detail)

As a young man

R.I.P. Dr. Kevorkian

Dr. Kevorkian and an assisted suicide device.

The OG VW bus where the first assisted suicides were performed in the early '90s.

You Guys Remember PIFA?

Rafaël Rozendaal

Rafaël Rozendaal's websites are incredible. We know of quite a few others that are using the internet as a medium in itself (even locally) - but this guy might be the best we've seen so far. It's especially interesting that the websites are bought and sold as art. They remain public when the domain name pointing to them is sold - as the physical work. Rozendaal was born in Amsterdam in 1980 and currently "lives and works in hotels"...must be nice. He is the great-grandson of former Brazilian president Humberto Castello Branco.

Rozendaal also created an iPhone/iPad app, Finger Battle:

rafael rozendaal finger battle gif

We are not in the Whitney Biennial 2012

We are NOT in the Whitney Biennial 2012 and we weren't in the Whitney Biennial 2010 either. Maybe Whitney Biennial 2014 but chances are slim. We do know that the Whitney Biennial 2012 will open in March 2012 and run until May or June of that year. The world-reknowned exhibition will be co-curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders. We also know that the Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York, NY and that general admission to the museum (special exhibits included) is $18.00. The Whitney looks like this:

Breaking Piss Christ News!

The controversial photograph Immersion (Piss Christ) by American artist Andres Serrano was vandalized Sunday while on display at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, France. According to authorities, three vandals entered the museum early Sunday carrying a chisel, spray paint, and a hammer. While security confiscated the paint and chisel from two of the assailants, the third, already into the exhibit, struck the photograph with a hammer. Another Serrano work, The Church (Sister Jeanne-Myriam), was also damaged during a scuffle between the vandals and a guard immediately following the attack.

Art with Baseball Bats

Doomsday Vehicle Show at Franklin Institute?

Found YouTube Videos

YouTube user : wildplr87 - Burnout

same user: Dirt Bike Half Pipe

Color Photos of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Discovered

Discovered in 2009 by a National Museum of American History volunteer, these color photos taken by photography pioneer Frederick Eugene Ives are the only known color photographs of the earthquake's devastation. The following photos are also examples of a color photo technique that Ives invented, in which three separate slides of the primary colors were taken and combined. This process did not prove to be commercially viable due to long exposure time. Ives is best know for his contributions to halftone printing. He was also a founding member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia.

Henny Youngman

This guy is funny- his show at Marginal Utility is a completely different type of humor. Still - really funny, thought-provoking, and well-executed. He's a lot older than we thought, though.

Metropolis w/ special guest, Wanamaker Organ

What a mashup!
On March 19th, 2011 at 8:30pm the historic Wanamaker organ, with Peter Richard Conte at it's helm, will play accompaniment to the seminal Fritz Lang masterpiece, Metropolis.

The Wanamaker organ is the largest operational pipe organ in the world and is located in Macy's Department Store in Center City Philadelphia. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at either The Philadelphia Film Society or Friends of the Wanamaker Organ - both sponsors.

Trove v. Trove


Eugene & Louis's Pictureka App

We don't normally plug anything hahaha but this game is fun and- somewhat art-related. Originally a boardgame licensed to and released by Hasbro, Pictureka is now available as an iPhone/iPad app. The illustration is awesome and the music is great. If you are tired of Angry Birds, this game is an addictive change. Not currently available for Android...

Eugene & Louis is the brainchild/creative studio of collaborative married couple, Glenn D’Hondt and Sylvia Meert. Based in Belgium, the studio specializes in illustration, animation, character design and much more.

More info:


Located at 829 Riverside Ave. in Jacksonville, FL, since 1961, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education.

Old News: Downtown Detroit Getting Robocop Statue?

Mayor Dave Bing's tweet

Possible Robocop Statue

Robocop posing with Sting in an undated photo

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