A Trio of Art Biennale Exhibits

  • Three curators from outside of the museum will create the program for this year's Whitney Biennial.

    Three curators from outside of the museum will create the program for this year's Whitney Biennial.

  • The works of Ken Okiishi will be on display at the Whitney Biennial.

    The works of Ken Okiishi will be on display at the Whitney Biennial.

  • Louise Fishman's work will be included in the Whitney Biennial, the most influential survey of contemporary American art.

    Louise Fishman's work will be included in the Whitney Biennial, the most influential survey of contemporary American art.

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This year’s Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Mar. 7–May 25) will see three curators from outside the museum oversee the United States’ most influential survey of contemporary American art, ranging from abstract painting and conceptual photography to sound art and video installations by artists such as Ken Okiishi. Closer to home, Sri Lanka’s third Colombo Art Biennale (on until Feb. 9) features a host of established and emerging artists in venues across the capital, while the Biennale of Sydney (Mar. 21–Jun. 9), now in its 19th edition, promises a lineup of more than 90 artists, a pop-up Danish village at Cockatoo Island, and exhibitions at a former rail yard. –Chris Kirkpatrick

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Biennial Blitz”)

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