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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has been named European Museum of the Year. [The Art Newspaper]

Tomorrow, two days before the 12th Havana Biennial opens, Tania Bruguera will perform a 100-hour-reading of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. Five months ago, Bruguera was arrested for attempting to organize a performance of her piece, Tatlin’s Whisper #6.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has announced that he will build emergency homes for victims of the earthquake in Nepal. [Artforum]

Two works of art worth over $600,000, a Dürer print and a print of a Rembrandt self-portrait, are missing from the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library. [The Boston Globe]

Scott Rothkopf is to be the new chief curator at the Whitney. [The New York Times]

Major art collectors are meeting today in London to discuss the creation of an art-sharing alliance, “the first global association of private museums.” [Financial Times]

1 in 25 American citizens aren’t sure if they own art. [Hyperallergic]

Marina Abramovic regrets collaborating with Jay-Z on the 2013 track, “Picasso Baby,” saying he used her. For the music video, Jay-Z  adapted her performance piece The Artist Is Present. [Spike Art Magazine]

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