Peter Schjeldahl on Pao Houa Her at the Whitney
Reviewing Quiet as It’s Kept for the New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl dubs the “startlingly coherent and bold” 2022 edition of the Whitney Biennial as “exciting without being especially pleasurable—geared toward thought.”
There are fifty-two of the images, and none too many. The sense of an intricately braided history, unfolding in the present while irradiated by memory, left me with an appetite for still more. Such gestation in personal testimony, distanced aesthetically, is another frequent tone of the show.