Morning Links: André 3000 Edition


André 3000.


The Wall Street Journal checks in with the Park Avenue Armory: “The Armory is now in the midst of replacing its well-regarded artistic director Alex Poots, who took over programming in 2013. He recently announced he’s moving to the Culture Shed, the centerpiece of New York’s massive Hudson Yard development, which opens in 2018. Since the Armory’s opening, a number of curators have come and gone in relatively quick succession. ‘We’re still in development phase so it makes a lot of sense to bring in new voices,’ says Executive Director Rebecca Robertson. ‘We’re about 50% of where we want to be,’ with eventual plans for twice as many exhibitions each season.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Julian Schnabel “oversaw the Miami installation of his 20-foot high sculpture Ahab, which he had shipped down from his Montauk home. Schnabel brought the sculpture from the East End of Long Island by flatbed truck to install it in front of the sales gallery for Brickell Flatiron, a soon-to-be-built luxe condo in the Brickell section of Miami.” [New York Post]

Something you may have missed at Basel: Theo Jansen’s 6:30 a.m. meeting for Strandbeasts . [The Art Newspaper]

Maya Lin on her latest project, “What Is Missing?, a multimedia project and interactive website charged with garnering awareness of and offering remedies for the mounting biodiversity crisis.” [Artforum]

William Grimes blogs about a panel on art and aging with Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer, and Alexander Melamid. [The New York Times]

Sotheby’s sells a Turner for $47.4 million. [Art Market Monitor]

A zigzag carved into a mussel shell has been identified as the world’s oldest work of art at half a million years old. [National Geographic]

André 3000 on art: “When my son and I see something hanging on a wall, he says: ‘Art or fart?’ And then we have to make a decision.” [The Art Newspaper]

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