Carol Vogel previews the Whitney Biennial:
the show will be smaller than it has been in recent years, with just 55 artists, down from 81 in 2008 and 100 in 2006. It will also be contained in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s home, the Marcel Breuer building, rather than spilling over into a second location, as the 2008 Biennial did when it occupied much of the Park Avenue Armory or into Central Park as other Biennials have. […]
On view will be a mix of well-known and new artists ranging in age from a 23-year-old photographer, Tam Tran, to the 75-year-old conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady.
Among the recognizable names will be the painter and sculptor George Condo, the Polish-born artist Piotr Uklanski and the American artist Charles Ray, whose outdoor sculpture of a boy holding a frog became an instant landmark in Venice when it was unveiled last June along the Grand Canal.
One of the Biennial’s pleasures is discovering emerging artists, and this time there will be plenty of them, including Aurel Schmidt, a draftswoman; Jesse Aron Green, a video artist; and Leslie Vance, a painter. In the lobby gallery Martin Kersels, from Los Angeles, is creating a sculptural installation […]
Inside Art: Reality Leaves a Fingerprint on the Biennial (New York Times)