The 2017 Whitney Biennial: Debtfair

The 2017 Whitney Biennial: Debtfair
Curators: Occupy Museums (Arthur Polendo, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Kenneth Pietrobono, Noah Fischer, and Tal Beery)
Exhibition dates: March 17–June 11, 2017

The Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

"Formed during the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, Occupy Museums connects the struggle for economic and social equity to art institutions, highlighting instances when they propagate and normalize injustice. In 2012, the collective launched Debtfair, an exhibition platform that categorizes artists according to their debts and other financial realities. The system reveals the relationships binding individuals to the banks holding their loans—a hidden but highly consequential factor underlying American art."