Members of the research group say their “Triple-Chaser” video at the Whitney Biennial is part of an ongoing investigation into violence at the Israeli-Palestinian border.
A documentary at the 79th Whitney Biennial may detail horrors funded by the Whitney’s own chairperson Warren Kanders, but don’t applaud the museum for the self-criticism.
The research group looks into the potential use of Sierra Bullets-manufactured bullets in Gaza, which prompted a response from the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.
Over 100 artists, including participants of the upcoming biennial, have added their signatures to an open letter released earlier this month calling for the removal of the weapons manufacturer as a vice chair.
Images emerging from a rally at the Gaza-Israeli border today suggest that the Israeli military fired sponge round projectiles produced by the Safariland Group, a company owned by the Whitney Museum’s Vice Chairman.
The 2018 edition of the provocative prize is dedicated to digital art, exploring queer identity, racial violence, and the Israel-Palestine conflict through video art.
Among this year’s nominees are a 30-year-old artist from New Zealand and a London-based collective that analyzes the architecture and urban design of conflict areas.