The Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman
Christine Finley Curates Every Woman
The Whitney Houston Biennial Serenades New York City Art Scene, 75 Female Voices Create Their Greatest Love of All
THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL: I’M EVERY WOMAN
Brooklyn, New York – The 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman comes as a response to the awakening representation of women artists in major museums and galleries. To highlight female artists in New York this season, curator and artist Christine Finley will host seventy-five female artists from a varied range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, disciplines, methodologies, and generations. The artists studio will be transformed into an inviting, living space, a salon filled with work from artists including Guerilla Girls, Swoon, Sienna Shields, NARCISSISTER and Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens. The aim of bringing together so many creative voices is to sing a collective song that celebrates the contributions of pioneer female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory.
“The Whitney Houston Biennial is a feast for the eyes and a celebration of female voices.” Artist and curator C. Finley
The show’s title not only playfully addresses the traditional (and concurrent) exhibit held at the Whitney Museum, but also honors a strong and brilliant lady, two years since her untimely passing, who once sang these words from Chaka Khan:
“Whatever you want;
Whatever you need;
Anything you want done;
I do it naturally!
Because I’m every woman,
It’s all in me!”
About the Biennial:
The Biennial will take place on March 9th 4-8:00pm at 20 Jay Street, Suite 207 Dumbo, Brooklyn (NYFA and Marie Walsh Sharpe studios are in the same building). The show will be one night only.
Who: Christine Finley and 75 Female Artists
What: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL: I’M EVERY WOMAN
Where: 20 Jay Street suite 207 Dumbo, Brooklyn
When: Press Preview: Saturday, March 8th 4-6pm
Show: Sunday, March 9th 4-8pm
Artists involved: Swoon, Guerrilla Girls, Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, The Institute for Art and Olfaction, Michelle Rogers, Silvia Prada, Howdoyousayyaminafrican?, Sara Magenheimer, Micol Hebron, Sienna Shields, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Erdelyi, Marissa Bluestone, Lia Halloran, Jean Robison, Pooneh Maghazehe, Maghen Brown, Orrie King, Andrea Tese, Tamara Weber, Kristin Jai Klosterman, Angel Favorite, Megan Hays, Gaby Collins Fernandez, Liz Ainslie, Dominika Ksel, Kathleen Vance, Kiran Chandra, Beatrice Anderson , Annie Ewaskio, Desiree Leary, Molly Larkey, Rachel Schragis, Eddy Segal, C. Finley, Haley Hughes, Ana Rodriguez, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Wright, Mitch McEwen, Maureen St. Vincent, Rachael Warner, Sophie Grant, Natalee Cayton, Seung Huh, Christa Bell, Dachi Cole & Candice Williams, Regine Schumann, Tracy Molis, Shanna Waddell, Katie Rubright, Maya Jeffereis, Miatta Kawinzi, Heather Powell, Caitlin Cherry, April Friges, Patricia Domínguez, Seung-Min Lee, Margie Schnibbe, Jennifer Myers, Ashley Garrett, Jordan Rathus, Emily MK, Elaine Hargrove, NARCISSISTER, Elizabeth Bick, Oskar Tarplee, Alyssa Dennis, Maureen Catbagan, SUPERCONCHA, Emilie Lemakis, Simone Meltesen, Stella Haze, Bea Fremderman, Anna Rosen, Kelsey Shwetz, Joelle Shefts