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A Tactical Aesthetics performance by Lech Szporer. COURTESY TACTICAL AESTHETICS

A Tactical Aesthetics performance by Lech Szporer.

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Creative think tank Tactical Aesthetics aims to use performance art to help end mass incarceration. [New Yorker]

MoMA has an Adrian Piper retrospective in the works, the Whitney plans an open-floor exhibition, and Mnuchin has a David Hammons survey on tap. [The New York Times]

Here’s a short feature on Deborah Kass and her new show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, “No Kidding.” [T Magazine]

The Center for Persecuted Art has opened in Germany. It primarily features Gerhard Schneider’s collection of modernist artworks by artists deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis, or by artists who eventually fell out of favor with the party. [Artforum]

Odd: Trump’s only big-name financial backer is ex-Microsoft billionaire Charles Simonyi, an art collector and the ex-boyfriend of Martha Stewart who has paid to travel to space twice. [The Stranger]

On the life of iconic manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, who turned Japan’s folklore into pop art. [New Yorker]

“You know when you’re texting somebody and those three dots pop up? There’s so much magic happening in your anticipation, in your waiting for that response, and if the three dots go away you feel like, ‘Argh!’”: Shia LaBeouf explains why he makes art. [The Guardian]

The fate of a $25 million art collection may just depend on an 80-pair shoe collection. [Vanity Fair]

Mindy Rose Schwartz and David Rappeneau at Queer Thoughts in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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