Christina Sharpe says the issue at the heart of the dispute over the Emmett Till painting is not representation so much as intimacy and our relationship to violence.
The Whitney Houston Biennial is back, showing the work of 167 women artists.
After her first feature screened at Sundance, Cauleen Smith lost patience with the film industry’s conservatism and devoted herself to art; her work is currently in the Whitney Biennial and Migrating Forms at BAM.
This morning, several outlets published an open letter purportedly written by artist Dana Schutz and demanding that her painting “Open Casket” be removed from the Whitney Biennial.
Artists are calling for the removal of Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket” from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, while others want more drastic action.
One of the themes of this year’s Whitney Biennial appears to be violence, and not every artist has the ability to transform it into a successful work of art.
This year, the Whitney Biennial includes plenty of painting. And — for the most part — the painting is on message. It’s eccentric figuration with political content.
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.