1. Research Library

        Whitney Biennial: 1993 Biennial Exhibtion

        Thelma Golden, John G. Hanhardt, Lisa Phillips, and Elisabeth Sussman

        New York Whitney Museum of American Art 1993

        ISBN 9780810925458

      1. Catalog of the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, curated by Elisabeth Sussman, John G. Hanhardt, Thelma Golden, and Lisa Phillips, (March–June 1993). This was a controversial biennial, which directly engaged with some of the most divisive issues in US cultural politics in the 1990s including racism, identity, the AIDS crisis, feminism, economic inequalities, etc. It was famously the first Whitney Biennial exhibition where white male artists were in the minority (a fact made into a poster by artist group the Guerilla Girls), and introduced a new generation of artists who had not previously been shown in major museums and have gone on to have influential careers including: Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, Daniel Martinez, Renée Green, Gary Simmons, Pepon Osorio, and Janine Antoni. The Biennial also included a reading room with books that influenced critical discourse in the 1980s and 1990s and a video program that included non-art films, like the amateur recording of the racially motivated police beating of Rodney King. Other exhibited artists included: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Raymond Pettibon, Gary Kill, Mike Kelly, Allan Sekula, Bill Viola, Kiki Smith, Fred Wilson, Coco Fusco, etc.