Tuesday, November 29, 2005

WHITNEY BIENNIAL

HOLY FUCKING SHIT I AM GOING TO BE IN THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL.

HOW'S MY YEAR TURNING OUT? UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLY GREAT!

Part I: The Call

Right, so I'm just sitting on my sofa working on the slide shows when I get a call from Chrissie Iles, one of the curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art and one of the two Biennial curators. Chrissie Iles then asks if I would like to be in the Whitney Biennial. I say, "Yes, I would like to be in the Whitney Biennial." I believe there's more talking after this that I can not remember. Long story short, I am in the Whitney Biennial.

This call is out of the blue. I have had no contact with Chrissie or any of the Whitney people before this call, Chrissie just saw my stuff because she was one of the Pew jurors.

Does the phrase, "Holy Fuck," mean anything to you?

Part II: The Keeping of the Secret

OK, I am not supposed to tell anyone. Why, lord, why must you test me this way?

Part III: The Announcement

I have kept the secret, ok, mostly kept the secret and now here is the list of participating artists.
Please note the inclusion of the name Zoe Strauss. Because that would be me in the FUCKING WHITNEY BIENNIAL!

ARTIST LIST

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Dawolu Jabari Anderson
Kenneth Anger
Dominic Angerame
Anonymous Collection
Christina Battle
James Benning
Bernadette Corporation
Amy Blakemore
Louise Bourque
Mark Bradford
Troy Brauntuch
Anthony Burdin
George Butler
Carter
Carolina Caycedo
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Paul Chan
Lori Cheatle and Daisy Wright
Ira Cohen
Martha Colburn
Dan Colen
Anne Collier
Tony Conrad
Critical Art Ensemble
Jamal Cyrus
Deep Dish Television
Lucas DeGiulio
Mark di Suvero and Rirkrit Tiravanija
Peter Doig
Trisha Donnelly
Jimmie Durham
Kenya Evans
Urs Fischer
David Gatten
Joe Gibbons
Robert Gober
Deva Graf
Rodney Graham
Hannah Greely
Mark Grotjahn
Jay Heikes
Doug Henry
Pierre Huyghe
Dorothy Iannone
Matthew Day Jackson
Cameron Jamie
Natalie Jeremijenko
Daniel Johnston
Lewis Klahr
Jutta Koether
Andrew Lampert
Lisa Lapinski
Liz Larner
Hanna Liden
Jeanne Liotta
Marie Losier
Florian Maier-Aichen
Monica Majoli
Yuri Masnyj
T. Kelly Mason and Diana Thater
Adam McEwen
Taylor Mead
Josephine Meckseper
Marilyn Minter
Momus
Matthew Monahan
JP Munro
Jesús “Bubu” Negrón
Kori Newkirk
Todd Norsten
Jim O’Rourke
Otabenga Jones & Associates
Tony Oursler and Dan Graham with Rodney Graham, Laurent Berger, and Japanther
Steven Parrino
Ed Paschke
Mathias Poledna
Robert A. Pruitt
Jennifer Reeves
Richard Serra
Gedi Sibony
Jennie Smith
Dash Snow
Michael Snow
Reena Spaulings
Rudolf Stingel
Angela Strassheim
ZOE STRAUSS, AKA, MYSELF!!!!
Studio Film Club
Sturtevant
Billy Sullivan
Spencer Sweeney
Ryan Trecartin
Chris Vasell
Francesco Vezzoli
Kelley Walker
Nari Ward
Christopher Williams
Jordan Wolfson
The Wrong Gallery
Aaron Young

From the UK art newspaper, November 30, 2005

From the NY Times, November 30, 2005

Artist list from the NY Times, November 30, 2005

Dan Gross's column from the Daily News


I am so excited, it's likely my head will actually implode before the show.
whitney

10 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats from the OC Art Blog!!Your work rocks!

bvsc said...

Hell to the naw.

Sorry, wrong Whitney.

Congrats.

Martin said...

Good one. I'm happy for you.

Chuck said...

Way to go Zoe! How great is that?!

carol es said...

holy shit, congratulations! my face is turning green.

Mike - ModernArtObsession said...

Bigtime Congratulations! You really have great work..!! and welcome to your new life!! Cool Blog to!

Lenny said...

Super congratulations on a spectacular achievement!

Go kick ass!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!

Congratulations!!!

-Cathy (chattycathy on Flickr)

zs said...

Thanks, everyone!

Gree C. Hair said...

there is hope for the world