The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced that the 2019 Biennial will be co-curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley.
The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced that the 2019 Biennial will be co-curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, members of the Museum's curatorial staff. The Whitney's signature survey of the current state of contemporary art in the U.S., the Biennial goes on view in May 2019. This will be the 79th in the Museum's series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions, inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The 2019 Whitney Biennial is presented by Tiffany and Co, lead sponsor of the Biennial through 2021.
In announcing the selection of the curators, Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney's Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, said: "Jane and Ru are two of the most compelling and engaged curatorial voices of our moment, with broad and sensitive instincts for artistic and cultural relevance. They are both passionate champions of emerging artists, while their more scholarly projects have shown keen insights about making history feel alive in the present. I'm delighted to see two more Whitney curators put their mark on our signature exhibition."
Image above: Rujeko Hockley (left) and Jane Panetta (right). Photograph by Scott Rudd
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