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"Whitney Biennial 2017: Art & Identity"

The second part of our 3-part series about the Whitney Biennial 2017 has been released. In our short video "Whitney Biennial 2017: Art & Identity" artists raise questions about the nature of art and identity, emphasize the need for care and attention, and propose new ways to see the world. For this film, we interviewed the following artists featured in this year's Biennial: Lyle Ashton Harris, Raúl de Nieves, Maya Stovall, John Ripenhoff, Aliza Nisenbaum, Ajay Kurian and Rafa Esparza. 

Commissioned by the Whitney Museum, our Whitney Biennial 2017 series 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.