Kelly Crow gives the Whitney Biennial a quick preview in the Wall Street Journal
Curator Francesco Bonami says he and associate curator Gary Carrion-Murayari visited artists from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Portland, Ore., last year and encountered a surprising refrain: Artists weren’t selling as much work because of the ailing art market, but they were using the free time to experiment more. Sculptors began making more drawings; video artists began filming their neighbors instead of hiring Hollywood actors. The resulting art is often smaller in scale but reflects a “regained freedom,” Mr. Bonami says.
The Whitney Biennial Lightens Up (Wall Street Journal)