This week The Reading List is focused on the Whitney Biennial, opening this week, and the New York art fairs. There are plenty of fair guides, biennial overviews, and pronouncements about the relevance of the Armory Show (word is that this is the best Armory in recent years). So, whether you need a guide to make sure you see the best stuff in the shortest amount of time or you are outside the New York madness and just want to keep tabs, below you will find our recommendations for this week.
Meet 7 Artists Showing at the Last Whitney Biennial on Madison New York Magazine has some quick profiles of a few of the artists in the current edition of the Whitney’s massive show.
One Last Dance in the Old Place The New York Times’ Holland Cotter weighs in on the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Whitney Biennial 2014: Where Have All the Politics Gone? Hyperallergic ponders the seemingly apolitical nature of much of the work in this year’s show, especially in comparison to the 2012 iteration.
A. L. Steiner talks about her work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial This recent entry in Artforum’s 500 Words essay series has artist A.L. Steiner reflecting on her work currently up at the Whitney.
Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial Artnews interviews Michelle Grabner, the Chicago artist who helped curate this year’s biennial and was recently the subject of a retrospective at Cleveland MoCA.
On the Piers, Armory Show Evokes Cut and Paste The Times view of the Armory Show.
The Art F City Guide to This Week’s Art Fairs Each year Art F City puts together a handy guide to all the New York fairs. Check out this year’s edition before making your fair itinerary.
Art show guide to Arts Week in New York City Time Out New York also has a fair guide, so you can check out their recommendations as well.