RAVA Films

2017 Whitney Biennial Series

In the first film of a three-part series commissioned by the Whitney Museum, RAVA explores the 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art. Arriving at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics, each of these episodes help depict how the Whitney Biennial pushes the boundaries of what art can be as curators, artists, and art-world insiders weigh in on its history and legacy.

Part 1: Introducing the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Film by RAVA Films

Directed by Rafael Salazar and Ava Wiland

Produced by Ava Wiland & Wesley Miller

Shot and Edited by Rafael Salazar

Sound Design by Ramón Rico

Coloring by Elias Nousiopoulos / The Mill

Music by Salomon Ligthelm, David A. Molina & Kerry Muzzey