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!
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Dawolu Jabari Anderson
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Lori Cheatle and Daisy Wright
Critical Art Ensemble
Deep Dish Television
Mark di Suvero and Rirkrit Tiravanija
Matthew Day Jackson
T. Kelly Mason and Diana Thater
Jesús “Bubu” Negrón
Otabenga Jones & Associates
Tony Oursler and Dan Graham with Rodney Graham, Laurent Berger, and Japanther
Robert A. Pruitt
ZOE STRAUSS, AKA, MYSELF!!!!
Studio Film Club
The Wrong Gallery
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.