VIDEO: Guest Curators Talk 2014 Whitney Biennial

The 2014 Whitney Biennial runs through Sunday, May 25. 

Charged with examining the state of contemporary art in the United States, the three guest curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial employ the work of 103 artists to demonstrate their unique perspectives on individual floors of the museum. 

A common thread among the three was to highlight and represent artists they felt are often overlooked and are worthy of attention.

“These are artists who are giving me challenges, having me think about context — the context of contemporary art,” said curator Michelle Grabner, who is an artist and a professor in the painting and drawing department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.

“The exhibition now is one of the most interesting essay forms that we have, so I like to think of this show as a kind of complex essay made in collaboration with all of the artists involved,” added curator Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance at MoMA.

Blouin ARTINFO spoke with Grabner, Corner, and curator Anthony Elms, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

The 2014 Whitney Biennial — the last in the Breuer Building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — runs through May 25.