The artists in the 2000 Biennial, the seventieth in the Whitney Museums signature series, were selected after a nationwide search. The more than two hundred works were in a variety of media, from painting, sculpture, and installation art to film and video selections and Internet art. The exhibition opened on March 23, 2000, and ran in its entirety through June 4, 2000.
For the first time in Biennial history, the exhibition was curated by a group of outside experts working across the country, under the guidance of Whitney Museum director Maxwell L. Anderson. In addition to being one of the largest Biennial exhibitions to date, it was also one of the Whitney Museums most international, with twenty-one artists born outside the United States.
Internet art made its debut at the Whitney Museum in the2000 Biennial. The nine sites in the Biennial represented a broad range of approaches to Internet art, an aesthetic diversity that mirrors the vitality and versatility of the medium. The sites ranged from those that consist almost exclusively of text to others that are collages of images and sound.