bjarne melgaard

For me, the Whitney Biennial is a strange beast. For a long time, it has been a buzz-forming centre point in the American art world. It is an exhibition that supposedly captures the pulse of American art, even if such ideas of nationalistic curating seem out of date.
Context has been thrown away for many people online and in its place is a new and dangerously ignorant reality. By the time art collector Dasha Zhukova issued her grovelling apology on Tuesday afternoon for having been photographed sitting on a Bjarne Melgaard chair in the form of a black woman, millions of people around the world had already got a completely wrong opinion of her.
UPDATE: Gay Russian Artist's Furious Response To Dasha's Zhukova's 'Racist Chair' (NSFW PICTURE) Russian socialite Dasha