Time to start “pre-writing” about the whitney biennial. I anxiously await the discourse and criticism to come. ..
But wait, its been kinda quiet out there so far. Sure the opening is Thursday, and the press preview probably the night before, but I haven’t heard a peep. Here’s my guess why–
This year’s biennial is going to be good. Yep you heard me – good. I think it is actually going to be a what it is supposed to be – a look at what is happening in the contemporary arts. And having a peruse through the artist list, it may actually achieve that. They have Fritz Haeg, Ellen Harvey, Spike Lee, NPR, Ruben Ochoa, Phoebe Washburn. There are also artists whose work looks like I won’t like it, or it will challenge me – and those are both good things, since I would hope the contemporary art world would support diversity.
So, I think I will actually go this year. Will let you know what I think of course.