Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar.  ©ESTATE OF PETER HUJAR/MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar.


The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper]

MoMA film curator Jytte Jensen died on Monday night. [Artforum]

Málaga, Spain has been using its association with Picasso (he was born in Málaga) to become an art hub. It’s been working—the city is receiving museum offshoots of both the Pompidou Center from Paris and the State Russian Museum from Saint Petersburg. [The New York Times]

Günther Förg’s paintings and large-scale architectural photos at Greene Naftali in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Aperture Foundation is releasing a new 20th anniversary edition of David Wojnarowicz’s book Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, which celebrates his friendship with Nan Goldin. [Dazed Digital]

Read this profile of Lonni Sue Johnson, an artist and illustrator who contracted a virus that left her with amnesia. [The New Yorker]

National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is opening its first “naked art tour,” which is exactly what it sounds like. After-hours on April 1-3, three tours of the current exhibition, “James Turrell: A Retrospective,” with 50 guests each, will be welcomed to view the show nude. [CNN]

Battersea Arts Centre in South London will receive £1 million in government aid after a fire destroyed the building’s Grand Hall. [The Stage]

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