Monday, March 12, 2012

Why Is the 2012 Whitney Biennial the Best AND Worst Ever?

There are few American art festivals bigger than the Whitney Biennial, which has run as either an annual or biennial since 1932. Where art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach can have a “Wild, Wild West” feel, a museum-based gathering such as the Whitney Biennial carries a kind of gravitas by comparison. According to one nationally renowned art critic, this year’s edition of the Whitney Biennial ranks among the best ever in terms of the art presentation. Ask a coalition of artists protesting the event, however, and you’ll hear a different argument, based mainly on non-artistic reasons, for why this Whitney’s the worst ever. Is it possible that the 2012 Whitney Biennial is both the best and the worst ever? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Why Is the 2012 Whitney Biennial the Best AND Worst Ever?"

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