2010 Whitney Biennial
2010 Whitney Biennial

The design of the 2010 Whitney Biennial catalogue builds upon the history and logic of the exhibition series, in which a set of related frameworks is periodically applied as a means of representing recent contemporary American art.

Both transitioning between and complicating access between past and present, a series of textured, glossy, awkwardly heavy pages layer archival photographs of the Whitney’s modern buildings with odd photographs of American presidents per decade. While providing the visceral sense of a paper-and-ink time machine, complete with the effect of vertigo, the section (and the book’s cover) acknowledge the weight of American political realities as pervading the privileged space of exhibition.

Adam Michaels, Prem Krishnamurthy, Molly Sherman, Joel Stillman

7 ½ × 9 ¼ inches

264 pages, softcover

2010