The Whitney Biennial is the only exhibit in the country that even attempts to showcase the best contemporary art being made in the U.S. It's an impossible job, really, and people love and hate the every-two-years show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
In its vigilant attempt to get it right, the Whitney has experimented with its curatorial strategies many times over the years. And it is doing so again.
The next biennial, in 2014, will be curated by three curators, each of whom will be given a floor of the museum to work with independently for the first time.
All three of the curators work outside of New York and in some way function beyond the usual power centers of the art world. One of them is Wisconsin native Michelle Grabner, chair of the painting and drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Please see links at end of article for more about Michelle).
Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.