Biennial delivers, despite birth pains

BY NANCY ELSAMANOUDI | The Whitney Biennial, co-curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, opened last Friday and is up until Sept. 22. So, there is plenty of time to see it, see it again, to like it, not like it, or to pointlessly vacillate between indecisive, mixed feelings about it. That being said, there is plenty to like at the Biennial.

There are some serious knockouts in the Biennial that shouldn’t be missed and are worth the trek to the Meatpacking District.

“The General,” by Nicole Eisenman, 2018. Bronze, stainless steel, paint and cloth, 30 x 33 x 19 in. Collection of Eric Green. (Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects)

Nicole Eisenman’s imaginative, swoon-worthy sculpture pavilion of oafish misfits and absurd, prostrating circus freaks is spectacular. Brendan Fernandes’s magnificent installation/performance piece “Master and Form” (picture ballet…

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