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  1. Human Interest: Vik Muniz on Saul Leiter and Robert Frank

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    Vik Muniz discusses how two photographs in the Whitney's collection construct different senses of reality, and describes the process behind his own photographic series, The Best of Life.

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    • Whitney Biennial 2017: Henry Taylor

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      Henry Taylor makes paintings that confront the increasingly visible racial tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve. In this studio visit, he discusses his process and the source…

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      • Introducing the 2017 Whitney Biennial (Part 1)

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        The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics.…

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        • Whitney Biennial 2017: Kaari Upson

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          In Kaari Upson’s recent work, she transforms the soft, flaccid forms of upholstered furniture into solid sculptures. To make the work on view in the 2017 Biennial, she worked from a sectional…

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          • Whitney Biennial 2017: Samara Golden

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            In Samara Golden’s site-specific installation for the 2017 Biennial, handmade sculptures of furniture and other everyday objects create a series of environments seemingly in conflict with each…

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            • Whitney Biennial 2017: Rafa Esparza

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              For the 2017 Biennial, Rafa Esparza built a rotunda out of adobe bricks made by hand from a combination of clay, horse dung, hay, and water from the Los Angeles River. Here, he discusses the significance…

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              • Whitney Biennial 2017: Larry Bell

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                Larry Bell has exploited the transparency and reflectivity of glass to great effect since the beginning of his career, when he inserted a square piece of glass into a painting and titled it Ghost…

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                • Preview: Introducing the 2017 Whitney Biennial

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                  The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics.…

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                  • January 9, 2017: Darby English and David Breslin on 1971: A Year in the Life of Color

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                    Art historian Darby English speaks about his new book, 1971: A Year in the Life of Color, with David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection. 1971: A Year in the Life of…

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                    • December 1, 2016: Mary Kelly in Conversation with Rosalyn Deutsche

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                      To mark the publication of October Files: Mary Kelly, a new anthology of essays and interviews that span the artist’s career, Kelly discusses her work with the critic and theorist Rosalyn Deutsche.…

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                      • December 13, 2016 Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture: Martha Rosler

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                        Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her practice focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues related to everyday life, the media, architecture and the…

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                        • Human Interest: Martha Rosler on Susan Meiselas

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                          Martha Rosler describes Susan Meiselas's intensive engagement with her subjects during her multi-year project Carnival Strippers.

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