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The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto will be moving into the first two and a half floors of the Tower Automotive Building, which will be renovated by late 2016 or early 2017. The move will cost the museum $6 million, and will triple its space. [The Globe and Mail]

Milwaukee Art Museum recently acquired Niki Johnson’s controversial depiction of the pope, Eggs Benedict, which is made from 17,000 colorful condoms. [Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel]

An art critic compares the Glastonbury music festival to Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. [The Guardian]

An “art portal” in Washington D.C., created by Amar Bakshi, allows visitors to meet strangers from around the world. [ABC News]

Computer scientists show that artificial neural networks can create their own “Inceptionist” artwork, a style described as reminiscent of “William Blake on opium.” [Gizmag]

Art as a bartering tool is “a trade is a deeply ingrained ritual of incarcerated life. It is practiced informally or as part of established programs by a wide range of prisoners, many of them…with profoundly violent pasts and little art experience.” [The New York Times]

Group show “New Needs” at Haus Wittmann in Etsdorf am Kamp, curated by Rosa Rendl and Isabella Ritter. [Contemporary Art Daily]

“Why Australia’s Public Art Institutions Will Not Show Emerging Artists.” [The Sydney Morning Herald]

 

 

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