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A ROOM OF THEIR OWN: THREE VIEWS ON THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL

Wu Tsang, Wildness, 2012, still from a color video, 72 minutes.

WITH EVEN MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S most curmudgeonly critics having clambered aboard the bandwagon, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2012 Biennial—organized by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders—would seem to have alchemically transformed “the show everyone loves to hate” into the show everyone has agreed to love. Granted the relative luxury of monthly publication, Artforum asked contributing editor DAVID RIMANELLI to take a longer view on this year’s exhibition, which remains up through May 27. In the following pages, Rimanelli is joined by critics AMY TAUBIN and DAVID VELASCO, who were charged with addressing the Biennial’s extensive film and performance components, respectively. Rimanelli and Velasco’s contributions appear online. For Taubin’s, pick up the May issue of Artforum.