The Whitney Biennial comes around every two years, making kings and queens of previously unknown artists and informing all of us morons who don't know contemporary art from a hole in the ground as to what we should like.
The roster of artists participating is closely guarded until its grand unveiling, but this year there's a list going around that seems like it could in fact be a leaked version of the Whitney's roster. If it is, we have to say we're quite pleased; Out faves like Dennis Cooper, K8 Hardy, Wu Tsang and Kelly Reichardt are all included.
Check out the alleged honorees below, which we got via Gallerist NY.
1. Kai Althoff 2. Thom Andersen 3. Charles Atlas 4. Lutz Bacher 5. Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober) 6. Michael Clark 7. Dennis Cooper and Gisele Vienne 8. Cameron Crawford 9. Moyra Davey 10. Liz Deschenes 11. Nathaniel Dorsky 12. Nicole Eisenman 13. Kevin Jerome Everson 14. Vincent Fecteau 15. Andrea Fraser 16. LaToya Ruby Frazier 17. Vincent Gallo 18. K8 Hardy 19. Richard Hawkins 20. Werner Herzog 21. Jerome Hiler 22. Matt Hoyt 23. Dawn Kasper 24. Mike Kelley 25. John Kelsey 26. Jutta Koether 27. John Knight 28. George Kuchar 29. Laida Lertxundi 30. Kate Levant 31. Sam Lewitt 32. Joanna Malinowska 33. Andrew Masullo 34. Nick Mauss 35. Richard Maxwell 36. Sarah Michelson 37. Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran 38. Laura Poitras 39. Matt Porterfield 40. Luther Price 41. Lucy Raven 42. The Red Krayola 43. Kelly Reichardt 44. Elaine Reichek 45. Michael Robinson 46. Georgia Sagri 47. Michael E. Smith 48. Tom Thayer 49. Wu Tsang 50. Oscar Tuazon 51. Frederick Wiseman
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