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Whitney and I : New York’s biennial is back, and it’s up close ...


Whitney and I : New York’s biennial is back, and it’s up close and personal

This year’s New York art show, in the making for three years, spans generations, media and borders

Roselle Chen

The Whitney Biennial in New York, a contemporary art show that has boosted the careers of painters from Georgia O’Keeffe to Jackson Pollock, is returning with a focus on different generations and the link between past, present and future.

The show, Quiet As It’s Kept, features 63 artists and collectives across generations, mediums and borders at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in a format that began in 1973.

The show presents “hunches” instead of a unified theme, with time as a leitmotif, said curators Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin, who worked on it for three years...

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