Defending Painting & Sculpture

Jackson Pollock, Photograph © 1999 Estate of Hans Namuth
Jackson Pollock, Photograph © 1999 Estate of Hans Namuth

Charlie Finch bemoans the emphasis on performance art in the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

His excoriating critique concludes: "Painting and sculpture exist for a reason, folks: to inspire contemplation of the fixed and unchangeable across the fluxing ages, to comfort us and give us the illusion of depth and meaning in life."