With 55 artists spread out over five museum floors –and a raft of performances that will take place through May – the Whitney Biennial can be a mind-boggling show to absorb in one visit. Listen to my conversation with Soterios Johnson on WNYC's Morning Edition.
Vallejo Gantner suffers from performance envy. He directs a downtown theater, P.S. 122, and he's not all that happy that the museum world has become the "new cool" for seeing live art.
But is any of that art ... any good?
The Whitney Biennial has become a biannual bloodsport rite among art critics who descend on the show to ponder what it could all possibly mean and lay waste to whatever it doesn't.
Watch this video game within a video from the Whitney, featuring artist Ari Marcopolous.