An article in the March 9, 2017 Arts section of the New York Times by reporter Jason Farago, discussed the fascinating upcoming exhibition at the Whitney Museum, which runs from March 17 through June 17. The show is overseen by two relatively young curators, which adds a hip flair to the Biennial this time. They worked closely together and have chosen 63 artists’ works scaled down from over 100 in past Biennials.
The Whitney’s Biennial took three years to develop. The last Biennial took place in 2014. However, with the move to 99 Gansevoort Street near the High Line, the exhibition took longer to mount this time.
As it is expected from the Biennial, economic themes are very much in evidence. Moreover, portraits of immigrants, both legal and illegal, by the Mexican born artist Aliza Nisenbaum are presented and no doubt will attract much attention.
Aliza Nisenbaum, La Talaverita, Sunday Morning New York Times, 2016. Oil on linen
Prominently displayed and already awakening curiosity are large red laminated glass boxes by the artist Larry Bell
Artists of all ages will be represented, including the 87 year old Jo Baer
Jo Baer, Dusk, 2012. Oil on canvas
It appears that a great deal of effort was expended to mount the exhibition. I hope to visit the Whitney in coming weeks with Paul and on our way there, to get some nice views and a little exercise on the High Line.
To find more about exhibition please visit the Museum website: