In an attempt to push the boundries of art even further, the Whitney has once again missed the mark for it's Biennial Exhibition. Usually for this show, you expect some bad art mixed in with some really good stuff, but this really hit a new low. I went to the show with a friend on Thursday afternoon and was appalled by the worst show they have ever put on. Most of the art is just bad. I can remember about 2 things being very interesting and deserving of being in a museum, but the rest of it was so mediocre and sometimes just plain awful. There was one piece that was actually traced on tracing vellum,probably from a photo, and torn out and framed. Another painting I saw was not hung level. This is the kind of thing you might expect at bar or something in that vein, but this is a Museum!
They really have a lot of nerve to charge you $15 to see that crap. You can really just walk around outside in the city and get as much of an art experience.
It's just disturbing since there really are a lot of great artists in the city, and they are the ones who should be in this show.
I would recommend not even going and contributing to this faulty institution.