Forget WikiLeaks, this week is all about Whitney Leaks. The Whitney Biennial, the large-scale New York exhibition known for setting trends and setting unknown artists on their way becoming household names.
The upcoming group is dominated by filmmakers, from Warner Herzog to Vincent Gallo and George Kuchar. Yet between the 51 participating artists the range is astounding, from Georgia Sagri, an activist for Occupy Artist Space, to Red Krayola, a psychedelic avant-garde rock band from the 1960's.
GalleristNY got hold of the list of participating artists which has since been confirmed. The list is as follows:
Kai Althoff, Thom Andersen, Charles Atlas, Lutz Bacher, Forrest Bess (paintings selected by artist Robert Gober), Michael Clark, Dennis Cooper and Gisèle Vienne, Cameron Crawford, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes, Nathaniel Dorsky, Nicole Eisenman, Kevin Jerome Everson, Vincent Fecteau, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Vincent Gallo, K8 Hardy, Richard Hawkins, Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt, Dawn Kasper, Mike Kelley, John Kelsey, John Knight, Jutta Koether, George Kuchar, Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Sam Lewitt, Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Nick Mauss, Richard Maxwell, Sarah Michelson, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price, Lucy Raven, The Red Krayola, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri, Michael E. Smith, Tom Thayer, Wu Tsang, Oscar Tuazon, and Frederick Wiseman.
What do you think? Let us know below. And check out a slideshow of some of the participating artists.