In the art world, biennials are a big deal. They happen every two years (hence the name), and this past Sunday the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. opened their 2012 exhibit.
Twenty-three artists and collaboratives are featured, making this show the largest of its kind to focus exclusively on art created in New England. But what is the purpose of a biennial? Both for artists and for those of us who appreciate art? And what does this particular biennial say about the general health of the New England art world?
- Dina Deitsch, curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
- Abigail Ross Goodman, guest curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum biennial.
- Sebastian Smee, art critic, The Boston Globe.
More from WBUR:
- 1/26/2012: The Art Of Anxiety At The DeCordova Biennial
This program aired on January 26, 2012.