Whitney Biennial 2019
Past editions have sparked debates over identity and representation, but this year, before the list of participants was even released, a Chicago-based artist, Michael Rakowitz, pulled out of the exhibition in a protest against a museum vice chairman, Warren Kanders. Mr. Kanders is the chief executive of a company that manufactures equipment, including body armor and tear gas, for law enforcement agencies and militaries.
Caption: The Whitney Biennial co-curators, Rujeko Hockley (left) and Jane Panetta (right), say the group of artists who participate will include those under pressure from debt and the spiraling costs of studio space.
on February 27th, 2019