The Whitney Biennial, the Whitney Museum’s massive survey of contemporary American art, is one of the most anticipated events in the art world. This year, the Biennial consists of 51 artists whose works include sculpture, painting, installations, and photography as well as dance, theater, music, and film. On the roster are choreographers Michael Clark and Sarah Michelson (her site-specific work runs today through March 11), installation artists Michael E. Smith and Nick Mauss (who is creating a velvet chamber), and filmmakers Vincent Gallo and Kelly Reichardt (screening her Oregon trilogy). Biennial events to watch for later in the spring include Early Plays director Richard Maxwell conducting open rehearsals for a new work from April 25 to 29 and a fashion show by K8 Hardy of the queer feminist art collective LTTR on May 20.

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through May 27, 2012

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