Morning Links: Edward Snowden Statue Edition

A bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. COURTESY ANIMAL NEW YORK

A bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.


Director of the British Museum Neil McGregor will be retiring in December, after thirteen years at his post. He is considered one of the greatest directors in the museum’s nearly 300-year history, due to his international developments and his attempts to make the museum’s collection relevant to contemporary life. [The Art Newspaper]

An Q&A with multimedia and video artist Cao Fei. [The New York Times]

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys’s “Tram 3” at Wattis Gallery in San Francisco. [Contemporary Art Daily]

A review of a video game that lets you wander around Giorgio de Chirico’s surreal cityscapes. [Hyperallergic]

After a decade as director of collections and exhibitions and senior administrator at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, David A. Brenneman will be leaving in July to serve as director of the Indiana University Art Museum. [Artforum]

Iceland is beginning construction on its first pagan temple in over 1,000 years. [Dazed Digital]

A group of anonymous artists installed a 4-foot-tall bronze statue of Edward Snowden on top of an existing stone pillar in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. [Reuters]

The Bloch Family Foundation will finance a $11.7 million renovation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The renovation will include the addition of 29 new works of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from the personal collection of Henry and Marion Bloch. [Kansas City Star]

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