Visualizing Biennial History
Katherine Jentleson (Duke Art History)
As a PhD student in the Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department at Duke, my approach to the history of American art combines traditional methodologies from my discipline with quantitative and spatial approaches from Sociology and Computer Science. In this talk I will focus on a relational database I am building with Eric Monson that digitizes and archives certain aspects of the history of the Whitney Biennial , an important exhibition that has been setting the agenda for the American art world for nearly a century. In addition to presenting my Tableau visualizations of the demographics of biennial rosters over time, I hope this presentation will be an opportunity to talk about collaboration between humanists and technologists.