The Whitney Biennial co-curater says she's most proud “of the artists and their deep and extensive dedication to artmaking.”
The Whitney Biennial co-curater says she\'s most proud “of the artists and their deep and extensive dedication to artmaking.”
March 13

Michelle Grabner Details Her Curatorial Process in the Huffington Post

SAIC faculty member Michelle Grabner (Painting and Drawing) discusses her role as co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial in an interview with Huffington Post art critic James Scarborough published on March 11. “I did not set out with a preconceived idea about contemporary American art,” Grabner says, outlining her curatorial process. “Instead after many glorious months traveling around the country and visiting studios I had to settle on three very general contours on which to organize my floor. I have referred to this as curriculum building, identifying abstract painting by woman artists; criticality; and materiality in contemporary art as loose, non-subjective organizing conceit. So in that way I also defaulted to teaching.”