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The Whitney Biennial Is All About Girl Power
The show features 75 artists; half of them are female.
Entertainment 17 May 2019

The co-curators of the 79th Whitney Biennial are Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, who are featuring 75 artists, half of which are women.

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Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley

Among the girl power in the exhibition opening Friday, there is a new artwork by Los Angeles artist Martine Syms, who presents an installation with voice recording of herself, where she angrily asks, “Are they trying to fuck with me? Who wants to fuck with me?”

There’s also a video by Steffani Jemison called Sensus Plenior, which follows a performer working in the tradition of black gospel mime in Harlem, and Kenya-born artist Wangechi Mutu shows a series of sculptures of the female form made from tree bark and clay, which is a thought on “nature and our place in it,” according to the artist.

Check it out until September 22 at the Whitney Museum in New York.

 

Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via Whitney Museum of American Art

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