whitney biennial 2002
March 8, 2002 6:33 AM   Subscribe

whitney biennial 2002
yummy flash goodness for friday morning.
posted by quonsar (15 comments total)
Not bad, but it almost crashed my G4 with its porn-like pop-ups. Non-intuitive for Friday morning.
posted by boardman at 6:44 AM on March 8, 2002

click the buttons. how intuitive do your fridays need to be?
posted by quonsar at 6:48 AM on March 8, 2002

Things like this make me appreciate sites like that a lot less.
posted by unlinear at 6:57 AM on March 8, 2002

more flash drivel that serves no purpose what so ever
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:58 AM on March 8, 2002

unilinear: wow. i had no idea! thanks for the link.
posted by quonsar at 7:08 AM on March 8, 2002

There's good Flash and then there's this.
posted by jragon at 7:14 AM on March 8, 2002

Theres even better flash and then there's this.
click on english or french
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:40 AM on March 8, 2002

Thanks monkeyJuice, that kept me entertained three times over!
posted by vbfg at 8:25 AM on March 8, 2002

Bad Flash is actually a good intro for the non-intuitive, thick-headed 'art' at the Biennial. Rinder (the 'curator') doesn't give a fuck about the user either cyber or otherwise.
posted by evanizer at 12:08 PM on March 8, 2002

here's a hint for quonsar and anyone else:

if you mention the word flash on the front page, the thread will accumulate a minimum of 3 people complaining about how much flash sucks or how mucht he piece in question serves no purpose.

then again, if you don't mention that the link contains flash, the same people will probably fill the thread with posts complaining that you didn't mention the flash content, and how much flash sucks, and how the piece in question serves no purpose.

i guess it's a no-win situation, isn't it? so to those of you who make said posts: we already know how you feel about flash. we don't need to hear it again.
posted by chrisege at 12:12 PM on March 8, 2002

FYI: That is not the site for the Whitney Biennial. It is the work of a group of artists who plan on driving U-hauls around the Whitney displaying that work. This is not the actual Biennial site, either. But this is.

Read all about it! (NYTimes.com link. Registration required.)
posted by honkzilla at 1:25 PM on March 8, 2002

Evanizer, I agree that the flash on this website sucks, but for what its worth, the site is not affiliated with the Whitney Biennial (not officially). It's the work of a guerilla artist of sorts, Miltos Manetas, who plans to exhibit these works from U-Haul trucks as they circle the Whitney on opening night.

From his website:
is a website and an exhibition that will open in contemporary with the WHITNEY BIENNIAL at the WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART.

20 U-Haul trucks , their back door open and transformed to a screen ( we will install a computer and a projector inside each of them), will circle around the Whitney Museum for the 2 nights of the Whitney party ( March 05, 06) and for the day of the opening (March 07th ). Think of Modrian's Boogie Woogie activated . It will be a super parasite: a snake against a cow. A cow, as well as the institutional show, is large, slow and shortsighted, instead a snake is fast, clever and experimental

posted by treedream at 1:26 PM on March 8, 2002

looks like the contributing artists to this flash side thing got screwed over
posted by juv3nal at 1:29 PM on March 8, 2002

oops my bad. missed unlinear's link to same thing.
posted by juv3nal at 1:30 PM on March 8, 2002

My bad. I should click the link before I shoot off my big mouth. I just have bitter sour grapes 'cause I didn't get in (and a colleague I graduated with last year did, which always hurts). Even if I did, I would hate the show, but it's good for business so I would pretend to like it.

More power to the guys 'crashing' the show, even if their flash sucks. People will probably think them part of the show if they see the truck.
posted by evanizer at 4:20 PM on March 8, 2002

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