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This incredible opportunity was made possible via Occupy Museums. Through a call-for-artists in debt, Andrew and Jahaira applied for a chance at being displayed during this year’s Whitney Biennial. Jahaira will be exhibited through a digital presentation featured throughout the exhibition while Andrew has been chosen among hundreds to be featured in the physical exhibition. Only 30 artists were chosen to be present at The Whitney Biennial and both cannot be more excited. The exhibition will be on display from March 17th – June 11th.
This opportunity sheds light on the many struggles that thousands of artists face today, exposure and the reality of making art while often drowning in debt. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined being apart of a Whitney exhibition much less, THEE Whitney Biennial.
“The collective explained that they’re using the Whitney Museum as a way of amplifying the reach of their project. “One of the core questions of this project is, How does your economic reality affect your art?” Occupy Museums said. “That’s something that we’re asking the art world at large. . . . That goes from individual economic reality to our cultural economic reality and the economic reality of museums and galleries.” -Occupy Museums, ARTnews, 2016
NDo will be travelling to New York for the opening in March and cannot wait to share more about this truly amazing experience that awaits them.