Morning Links: Tunisian Terrorist Attack Edition

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The flag of Tunisia.


Yesterday, terrorists killed visitors at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, taking others hostage after attacking the Parliament building nearby. Seven foreign tourists were killed, and French, Italian, British, and Spanish citizens were among the hostages. Two of the terrorists were killed by local police, and all hostages have been freed.  [The Art Newspaper]

Scott Tennent, director of executive communications at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has written a plea to save Michael Heizer’s land art project, City. The project is unfortunately located  in Nevada’s Basin and Range area, which Tennent hopes will get a Monument protection status and be saved from “being developed into a missile site, a location for oil and gas exploration, and a nuclear waste rail line.”  Heizer has spent 43 years on this project; it will be the largest sculpture in the world once complete. [Unframed]

Art damaged in two fires in 1945 in a German bunker that also destroyed 400 paintings and sculptures (including pieces by Caravaggio, Rubens, and Donatello) have been restored and are on display at a new exhibition at the Bode Museum, “The Missing Museum: the Berlin Sculpture and Paintings Collections 70 Years after World War II,” which opened today. [The Art Newspaper]

Samuel Goldwyn Jr.’s heirs are selling his art collection, estimated at $25–$30 million. 25 works include paintings by David Hockney, Milton Avery and Diego Rivera. [The New York Times]

A new series of exhibitions from curator Vali Mahlouji examine the “lost decades” of pre-revolutionary Iran. [The Guardian]

Grimes is auctioning off her own artwork on eBay. [i-D]

Syrian video artists are risking their lives to make fun of ISIS. [Hyperallergic]

Photographer Alina Schmuch has published a book called Script of Demolition, which follows the story of a generational family demolition business, as well as very cool photos of buildings being destroyed. [It’s Nice That]

New York’s Africa Center has a new a new director. [The New York Times]

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