The Easel

Whitney Biennial 2017

The Whitney Biennale is America’s premier event showcasing contemporary art. Discontent with current US politics is a major theme – Jerry Saltz calls it the “most politically charged” show in decades. This writer thinks there is a broader range of animating issues but still agrees with Saltz, kind-of. The show “[doesn’t] trumpet an overarching theme. Yet it’s impossible not to read it as a state-of-the-nation exegesis.”