Whitney and Marti

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Local retro-decor maestro Virgil Marti was picked for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, according to the announcement on the museum’s website. (thanks artnet for the heads up). The Biennial runs March through May 2004.

This year’s jurors were three Whitney house staff Chrissie Iles (film and video); Shamim M. Momin, (branch director and curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria); and Debra Singer (contemporary art).

You can always quibble, but the 2004 list (108 artists and collaborative groups) seems to have some outliers — like David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama and Robert Mangold, for example, amongst the names of the young up and comers. But then you never know til you see the show. It may be great. As with the last Biennial, there will be a few ourdoor site specific works made in conjunction with the Public Art Fund. (image is Marti’s mylar wallpaper “Grow Room”)

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