Art Movements

After Kanders: Critics, Reporters, and Editors Reflect on the 2019 Whitney Tear Gas Biennial

Episode Summary

This year’s Whitney Biennial is wrapping up but we invited Hyperallergic critics and reporters to reflect on a tumultuous exhibition.

Episode Notes

From nine weeks of protests to an exhibition that was more ethnically and racially diverse than previous years, this year’s Whitney Biennial has a lot to unpack.

I asked our associate news editor Jasmine Weber, editor and critic Seph Rodney, and reporter Hakim Bishara to join me to reflect on months of controversy and offer their opinions on the exhibition itself. We discuss favorite works, what may have been accomplished, and duds. You’ll want to hear this.

A special thanks to Wanderraven, who provided the music to this week’s episode. The song is called “Here Into The Dark”. Listen to more at wanderraven.com.