The Most Important Biennials…Other Than the Whitney

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Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me gained steam, and eventually national recognition, after it appeared in the deCordova Biennial. SPACES Gallery via Flickr Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me gained steam, and eventually national recognition, after it appeared in the deCordova Biennial. SPACES Gallery via Flickr Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me gained steam, and eventually national recognition, after it appeared in the deCordova Biennial. SPACES Gallery via Flickr 2017 already has brought us a new president and, now, another Whitney Biennial—both tend to enjoy rather short “honeymoons” with their critics. In the fleshing out of an administration or an exhibition of contemporary American art, the same criticisms usually are made: The best people are left out; the same people get all the attention. The model for biennials undoubtedly is the Whitney Biennial, which began in 1932 actually as an annual show that featured painting one year, sculpture the [...]