Call it video extravaganzathe wraparound environment of multiple projections, color, light, sound, and music. It's inspired by or a distant relative of TV, MTV, movies, rock and roll, and performance and conceptual art, and if you look closely you might glimpse the phosphorescent corona of '60s phantasmagoria. Whatever you call it, it's everywhere. Most of the best work in the Whitney Biennial is video installation, led by Doug Aitken, Dara Friedman, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. We've just seen Ugo Rondinone's knockout, six-screen work at Matthew Marks, which was not unlike breathing distilled morphine. Last month, Guy Richards Smit's projected stand-up comedy routines at Roebling Hall were hilarious. Gavin Brown is featuring Friedman's riveting three-screen installation of women tearing their blouses open. Now Pipilotti Rist... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
Welcome to the pleasure dome: Himalaya's Sister's Living Room (detail, 2000) installed at Luhring Augustine.