The 2010 Whitney Biennial opens on February 25, 2010. As the institutions signature event, the Biennial of 2010 hits a cross section of contemporary art rather than focusing on a specific theme. It’s the 75th edition, and through a balance of media (painting, video, performance, etc) the exhibition explores both past and present of the Whitney Museum.

In preparation for the event several informative videos were produced. I’ve chosen to highlight those which tackle the process of putting together the Biennial. Above is the most basic – “What is the Whitney Biennial?” After the jump, I’ve posted two videos detailing the process of choosing exhibiting artists.

Complementing the Biennial, a secondary exhibition entitled Collecting the Biennial highlights those pieces that have entered the core collection following showing during the event. 2010 sees Ari Marcoupolis, Aurel Schmidt, Storm Tharp, Robert Williams, and many more.

The 2010 Whitney Biennial runs to May 30, 2010.

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