This year's Whitney Biennial, its 75th edition, one of its smallest
and (by most accounts
, 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.