Morning Links: Underwater Cities Edition

Head of a priest, Ptolemaic Period, found at Alexandria East harbor, Egypt. (© Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, photo by Christoph Gerigk.) VIA HYPERALLERGIC

Head of a priest, Ptolemaic Period, found at Alexandria East harbor, Egypt.


Instagram is quickly becoming an indispensable tool for contemporary artists, galleries, auction houses, and art collectors. [The New York Times]

It looks as though art loans could total $10 billion in 2015, up 200% from 2011, and the art lending business has the potential to become a $100 billion market. [The Art Newspaper]

Raphaela Vogel’s “Raphaela und der große Kunstverein” at Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Artifacts from two ancient underwater cities, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus in Aboukir Bay, Egypt, will debut in Paris this September at the Institut du Monde Arabe. [Hyperallergic]

Last weekend, a young boy found himself stuck in a public work of contemporary art in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. “Firefighters had to get creative to free his leg from the claws of contemporary art.” [WJCL News]

Bjorn Geldhof will lead the Azerbaijani non-profit Yarat Contemporary Art Space. [Artforum]

It appears that ISIS has a “book club”—a stash of books about ancient coins and Egyptian pyramids was found in the back of a truck carrying shoulder-fired missiles. [Atlas Obscura]

London’s art galleries, performing arts, and design have contributed to its newfound title as the world’s most Googled city. [BBC]

Emma Sulkowicz will participate in a feminist group show at Kunstraum LLC called “7 Women 7 Sins.” Her work will represent wrath. [Artnet]

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