Whitney Biennial

 Decolonize This Place outside Kanders's home

Decolonize This Place outside Kanders's home

Writing from New York, Allison Hewitt Ward takes a critical look at the events that shaped the controversy of the “Tear Gas Biennial” this summer and untangles the messy aftermath. 

 Greta’s sailboat

Greta’s sailboat

Dean swims in the magic river. There’s a death on the island. And a visitor sails into the harbour.

 Levi Hicks  

Levi Hicks

 

Curators Daniel Baumann and Jay Sander confess their secret love for the museum, discuss the (alleged?) power of the collector, and the reawakened interest in performance. Withholding that the latter’s successful combination of popular event with a claim to art is what makes it so attractive to museums. In 2012, Jay Sanders co-curated the Whitney Biennial together with Elisabeth Sussman. Daniel Baumann is one of the curators of this year’s Carnegie International in Pittsburgh.