The Whitney Biennial

13 May

Raúl de Nieves, “Somos Monstros 2” (2016)

Every two years the Whitney Museum of American Art, during its Biennial, is hosting a series of new works that most of the times are striking to the limit. I found most of the times the exhibits from arresting to electrifying even that some were so weird that you could not wrap your head around them. This year I found the show way more tamed with lots of works that were not screaming for attention. They were just good and maybe because the chosedn artists are many of them well established. The films were compelling, the paintings quite powerful and interesting and the feeling was that a message, not surprising political, was clearly getting articulated.

Downtown Manhattan and Jersey City seen from the Whitney’s terrace

However, the Biennial should have a more striking and sometime controversial tone so I picked out of all the exhibits two works that for sure were far of the subdued tone of the exhibits.

“Childermass”, an Ajay Kurian’s installation in the Whitney Museum stairwell

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