Whitney Museum Announces 2012 Biennial Curators

11/19/2010 11:02 AM |

2012 Whitney Biennial Curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders

This year’s Whitney Biennial, its 75th edition, one of its smallest and (by most accounts) best, was curated by staffer Gary Carrion-Murayari and Francesco Bonami from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and the museum is reaching beyond its offices again for one half of the 2012 Biennial’s curatorial tag-team. The Times reported yesterday that, joining Elisabeth Sussman, the Whitney’s photography curator, will be Jay Sanders, who’s currently affiliated with Chelsea’s Greene Naftali Gallery and curated Looking Back: The Third White Columns Annual at the West Village non-profit art space back in 2008.

The pairing of commercial and museum forces is unusual for the Biennial, but increasingly frequent in the New York art world, it seems.

And now, an interview with Sussman, Charlie Rose and Nan Goldin on the occasion of the latter’s 1996 Whitney retrospective, curated by Sussman.