Morning Links: Ann Hirsch Edition

Screenshot from Ann Hirsch's "Penis Envy" on COURTESY BROOKLYN QUARTERLY

Screenshot from Ann Hirsch’s “Penis Envy” on


Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids has opened a $22 million  eight-acre Japanese garden. [The Minneapolis Star-Tribune]

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow has removed a video art work by Artur Źmijewski, called Game of Tag (1999), which shows naked people playing tag in an Auschwitz gas chamber, after protests from Jewish institutions. The work was part of an exhibition titled “Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz.” [Radio Poland]

A breakdown of U.S. art funding per state. [The Art Newspaper]

Saudi airstrikes have damaged a 10th-century castle, Al-Qahira, in Yemen. [The Art Newspaper]

An interview with Richard Armstrong, director of the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, on the Guggenheim “Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled at the Kunsthalle Helsinki” exhibition, which will present designs for the museum’s Scandinavian satellite. [The Art Newspaper]

There’s an algorithm that can judge “creativity” in art. According to its results, Picasso was indeed a genius. [Quartz]

Maccarone Gallery is opening an L.A. location. [The New York Times]

An interview with performance artist Ann Hirsch. [Brooklyn Quarterly]

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