If you’ll allow us to engage in some brief self-promotion here, one of The New York Observer‘s esteemed art critics, Will Heinrich, will be speaking at The Review Panel of the National Academy Museum and School this Friday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. He will be appearing alongside David Cohen (the editor and publisher of artcritical.com), Bill Berkson (contributing editor for Art in America and professor emeritus at San Francisco Institute) and Karen Wilkin (an independent curator and contributor for the Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion). They’ll be discussing the Whitney Biennial.
If you haven’t read Will’s review of the Biennial, you should do so now. He writes:
A decade or more after the collapse of our post-millennial hopes, it suggests, we have retracted our ambitions back within material boundaries. We’re dealing with history again as if it were the dawn of time, or of the 20th century—working next to chaos rather than against it, abandoning the aspiration to universal principles, reaching for primal forms and totemic animal figures, making each shape its own fresh compromise. The only difference is that this time we’re not hoping to learn anything.
You can purchase tickets to the event here.