GLIMPSES OF A POST-ANXIETY ERA: TURNING OVER THE WHITNEY BIENNIALby Joan Waltemath
1. The more space a work of art is given, the more you are compelled to esteem it.
2. Grounding a continuum of thought between works of art demands reflection and reception.
3. The curatorial engagement of a hierarchy reveals the miasma of pluralism: the resulting perspective engenders a re-orientation of priorities.
4. The basics go beyond fundamentalism.
5. The acknowledgement of a subtle American vision of abstraction allows our creepiness to find its place within the whole.
6. Insider politics dominate in our own era as in any; occasionally they refrain from obviating the visionary.
7. The sum is not the whole.
8. Time tenders the oblivious.
JOAN WALTEMATH is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She writes on art and has served as an editor-at-large of the Brooklyn Rail since 2001. She has shown extensively and her work is in the collections of the Harvard University Art Museums, the National Gallery of Art, the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. She is currently the Director of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA.