The Whitney Biennial opens this weekend. The show’s co-curator is Jay Sanders, a New York art dealer who left Chelsea — at least for now — to help organize the show.
I have yet to read Whitney director Adam Weinberg address why he hired a dealer to co-organize his trademark show or answer any questions about it whatsoever. After naming Sanders, Weinberg apparently ducked his museum’s own press release (!) and he spent over a month putting off inquiries from MAN before a museum spokesperson said he wouldn’t discuss the decision — or even if the hire was Weinberg’s decision. So far as I know, Weinberg has yet to discuss the decision publicly. (Readers?)
In this post I detailed some of the questions that Weinberg should answer.