Morning Links: Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Edition

Bust of Queen Nefertiti, permanently displayed at the Neues Museum in Berlin. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Bust of Queen Nefertiti, permanently displayed at the Neues Museum in Berlin.


Works from Maya Angelou’s private art collection will go on view at Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan on September 15. [Hyperallergic]

The Guggenheim has hired two new curators to to build on its Chinese contemporary art program. Hou Hanru, who currently serves as the artistic director of MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, and Xiaoyu Weng, founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia programs, have been appointed as consulting curator and associate curator of Chinese art, respectively. [The Art Newspaper]

Antony Gormley’s 31 fiberglass and iron “naked man” statues, called Event Horizon, will appear on the Hong Kong skyline this November, over a year after their original installation was cancelled when a J. P. Morgan trader committed suicide from a Hong Kong rooftop. [South China Morning Post]

A Venetian court has declined to fast-track the Icelandic Art Center (IAC)’s legal claim seeking to reopen Christoph Büchel’s mosque. [The Art Newspaper]

The remains of Queen Nefertiti may lie in a tomb underneath that of King Tut, who is thought to be her son. [BBC]

This past weekend, Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) installed a life-size sculpture of an anaconda eating a bloody human hand to cover a pothole in Bengaluru. [Buzzfeed]

A Perth-based artist, Stelarc, has grown an ear on his arm with the eventual hope of connecting it to the internet. [ABC]

A man has identified one of the suspects caught on tape during the practice run for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. [CBS]

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