The best part about the Whitney's Biennial this year was its proximity to Ladurée, the Parisian macaron shop that I've been wanting to go to since it opened several months ago on the Upper East Side.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Biennial. The first time I went, maybe 10 years ago, I was blown away and kept going back hoping it'd be as good, but always left disappointed. Sort of like the Barneys Warehouse Sale, except I learned my lesson about that sale long ago.
There were some pieces at the Biennial that got us thinking about recent trends in contemporary American art, I guess.
But for the most part, we were underwhelmed. For example, below is a piece from the Biennial made up of cardboard, wires and aluminum foil. I liked the description of the piece more than the piece itself because atleast it's funny. The cardboard hanging from the ceiling says all that!
Here's another piece below. An artist's apartment is moved into the museum. Is that interesting art? Not so much!
Atleast, I was able to nurse Greyson in one of the film rooms (below)...
And going to the Biennial gave us an excuse to check out a playground in Central Park, introduce Greyson to the Alice in Wonderland statue and get sandwiches at Lenny's, a sandwich place we miss and don't have in Brooklyn, on the Upper West Side. So, we made a fun day out of it.
If you go to the Biennial this year, I'd suggest you do the same!