Broodthaers was an artist who developed an inflammatory and unruly practice, playing with notions of expectation and frustrating them.
Donelle Woolford, the fictitious artist whose work has become a collaboration between Joe Scanlan, Abigail Ramsay, and me, has done an extraordinary thing. Her existence exhorts the public to rally and come to her defense, but has simultaneously exposed its inability to do so.
Within and beyond the American artworld, the politics of race have assumed a central position this year with a degree of ugliness that feels particularly virulent.
The reaction to Ryan Wong’s satirical take on Joe Scanlan’s Donelle Woolford project have been intense. Let’s take a look.
Now that the Whitney Biennial is over and the critical debate around it has subsided, I feel it’s time to put this project to rest: I created Joe Scanlan.
There was no mention of the Whitney Museum or the Biennial, of Joe Scanlan, Donelle Woolford, or Michelle Grabner on the microphone at alternative arts space Freecandy last Thursday night.
The Yams Collective, the largest of the eight collectives participating in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, has withdrawn over objections to the curatorial program, Hyperallergic has learned.