The Whitney is having its Biennial exhibition, a collective of groundbreaking and phenomenal art from American artists. I and a friend met around 11:30 on a rainy Thursday morning, well… actually 12, because Greeks are always late.
Interesting artworks were all around, some weirder than other, such as this one that is a VR art piece powered by Oculus. The experience was… disturbing, to say the least, but I am not going to spoil it, visit it and experience it for yourself; although I suggest you have a strong stomach and perhaps an empty one.
Also, there were many interesting pieces by various American artists that are sure to gratify your deepest art yearnings. From art installations involving salami to beachwear from Villebrequian, you most definitely see some weird shit.
Then there was a controversial and interesting piece that kept me baffling, it’s called “Censorship Now”, and it is based on the homonymous book by Ian F. Svenonius.
In that, the author in conjunction with the artist advocates censoring everything and everyone not in an oligarchic way but to be able to take back art, music and every other form of creativity that has been commercialised. As an advertiser, I disagree completely but as a designer, it left me torn, all in all, I did find it interesting and fresh as a thought experiment.
The Biennial at the Whitney is absolutely worth a visit. Plus as a student at NYiT, you get to snag a fantastic discount to enter.
Also be sure to sit and enjoy a nice shot of espresso at the Untitled branch of the Whitney called The Studio Cafe where you will enjoy the fantastic view of the Hudson along with your aromatic cup of Arabica coffee.