OOOPS – Totally fell for this. Looks like the bellow listed Biennial site is a fake. Sotheby’s is still listed as a sponsorer at the bottom of the official Whitney website. So much for that. Whoever wrote the copy on the fake site did a great job.
“However, the Whitney also recognizes that some donors and sponsors may seek to use their partnership with the Museum to whitewash their image and to hide the social costs of unchecked capital accumulation behind a façade of charity. These sponsors seek to capitalize on the creativity, intelligence, and culture brought into the world by contemporary artists even as the sponsors make that world unlivable.”
More on the 2012 Biennial site.
Concurrently (or perhaps as a precursor) – “Arts and Labor group of the Occupy Wall Street movement has published a letter demanding an end to the biannual survey show in 2014″ according to Art Info – with one of the key concerns being the Sotheby’s lockout of union art handlers.