Whitney Names Curators of 2010 Biennial

biennial 2010.jpgAs followers of our UnBeige Twittering learned earlier today, the Whitney Museum of American Art has named the curators of the 2010 Whitney Biennial, the museum’s signature survey of contemporary American art. Just when we had finally perfected our pronounciation of veteran Biennialista Shamin Momin‘s name comes word that curatorial duties for the 75th Biennial have been bestowed upon Francesco Bonami (pictured, at left), 53, who will work in collaboration with associate curator Gary Carrion-Murayari (at right), 28. The Biennial will go on view in March of 2010.

“Francesco brings with him a wealth of expertise and a distinctive point-of-view filtered through his experiences both institutionally and as an independent curator, in the US and abroad,” said Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator in a statement issued today. “Gary introduces a different perspective, a window into another generation. We are eager to see what this collaboration yields, the pairing of a seasoned curator with a young talent in the field.” The first indication will come with the release of the highly anticipated list of artists selected by the curators for the Biennial. Look for that announcement late next year or in early 2010—giving aspiring artists and the gallerists who love them about a year to ply the freshly appointed curators with slides, candy, and flowers (we hear Bonami is partial to Mr. Goodbars and ranunculus).