Morning Links: L.A. Is Not A Creative Paradise Edition


L.A. at night.


In 2017, the Met will open a Lucio Fontana retrospective in the Marcel Breuer building that formally housed the old Whitney. This will only mark Fontana’s second-ever retrospective in the U.S. [The Art Newspaper]

Philippe Decrauzat and Mathieu Copeland’s “A Personal Sonic Geology” at Le Plateau in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The Museum of Fine Arts has canceled a program called “Kimono Wednesdays,” which suggested museum goers wear traditional Japanese garments and pose in front of Monet’s La Japonaise, due to accusations of racism from visitors. []

Charles Leslie spent half a century collecting homoerotic art, beginning the collection that would become the world’s first gay art museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. [The Smithsonian]

Sound art is on the rise. Today, the National Gallery in London opens “Soundscapes,” a show for which sound artists and musicians have created sound works in response to six paintings from the gallery’s permanent collection. [Financial Times]

Here’s an interview with Blue, the artist responsible for Kendrick Lamar’s much-discussed BET Awards art installation. [Vibe]

North Korea’s top architect Ma Won Chun is thought to have been executed in late 2014 after Kim Jong Un left a tour of the construction site of Pyongyang’s new airport displeased. [Hyperallergic]

One-third of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to erosion and human damage. [CNN]

The East Coast’s fantasy of L.A. as a creative paradise is a myth. [Los Angeles Times]

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