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WHITNEYBIENNIAL.COM: THE FINAL VERSION

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POSTED BY: Sushi Matsuda | Tue Jan 7th, 2003 1 a.m.

THE FINAL VERSION OF THE CONTROVERSIAL SHOW WHITNEYBIENNIAL.COM, WILL BE PRESENTED IN THE ELECTRONIC ORPHANAGE IN LOS ANGELES. ( www.electronicorphanage.com)
AS MOLLY VON HACKER WRITES, " how do you "optimize" an experimental show such as the Whitneybiennial.com ? This job, has been trusted to a group of "Neenstars". They have been asked to choose the very best of the pieces, and to exclude anything that would not accommodate their taste. The selection was not democratic: any of the Neenstars, had the right to exclude all pieces he/she would not really like, even if somebody else would happen to enjoy them. But if a Neenstar had a strong position for a piece, the others were obliged to accept it. Twenty artists made it to the final selection.
A year after it's opening, the Whitneybiennial.com, is finally completed but the question it poses to our times is still open: Contemporary art is over. Next ...