Dorment: The Whitney’s Bold Biennial

Richard Dorment wasn’t expecting much of this year’s Whitney Biennial after reading all the bad reviews. “Certainly the squalor and violence about which American critics complained is everywhere in evidence, but I can’t think of a greater contrast than between the Whitney’s direct, visceral response to what is happening in America today and the tepid, neoconceptual navel-gazing going on at Tate Britain.”