Whitney Biennial 2017

Updated: Nov 21, 2018

Mar 17–June 11, 2017

This year one of my art pieces "Act 1:Ransom" will be featured at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. I'm honored to be joining 29 other artists in the group showing sponsored by Occupy Museums as a part of this show.



Act1: Ransom

Because the limited space each artist was given for this show, I decided to create a reactionary artwork. It is accompanied by an on going narrative on my Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/novasilbaugh/



A note to accompany my piece before it gets sent off to the Whitney


From this Whitney Museum website:

"The formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society are among the key themes reflected in the work of the artists selected for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The exhibition includes sixty-three participants, ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design.

The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States, with a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking lively debate. The 2017 Biennial is the Museum’s seventy-eighth in a continuous series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions initiated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. It is the first to be held in the Whitney’s downtown home at 99 Gansevoort Street, and the largest ever in terms of gallery space."

For more info:

http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial

http://www.occupymuseums.org/




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