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Morning Links: Cats of Art History Edition

Cory Arcangel, Drei Klavierstücke op. 11, 2009. COURTESY THE ARTIST/VIA YOUTUBE

Cory Arcangel, Drei Klavierstücke op. 11, 2009.



In September an exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum will explore cats as “both an iconic figure throughout art history and a pop culture, Internet-age phenomenon.” We assume that it ends with Cory Arcangel’s cat videos. [Boston Globe]

The Guggenheim, the Tate, the Louvre, and many others have been the subject of activists’ scorn for their funders’ politics. Is this a natural symptom of having to rely on donors, or is it possible to have a moral museum? [The New York Times]

Matthew Higgs remembers Imprint 93, a project that allowed artists like Chris Ofili and Martin Creed to make mail art. It’s now the subject of an archival show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. [The Guardian]


Evidence of two chambers behind King Tut’s tomb has been discovered. These rooms have been hidden for 3,000 years, and their purpose has not yet been identified. [The Art Newspaper]


Christie’s will have to refund an insurance company more than $700,000 for art lost during Hurricane Sandy. [New York Post]

John Crockett is now Phillips’s head of 20th-century and contemporary art, Asia. [The Art Newspaper]


The TSA stopped an airplane passenger yesterday for what appeared to be a bomb. Turns out it was supposedly art. [TIME]

Kanye West continues to fix his latest album, tweaking it song by song. It hasn’t been released in a physical form yet—it’s still only available on the digital streaming service Tidal. What if you could treat art as West does—like an app, updating it over extended periods of time? [New York Magazine]


A new fair for emerging artists at New York’s Federal Hall National Memorial is set to run concurrently with Frieze this year in May. [The New York Times]

Mark Leckey at Daniel Buchholz in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Shawné Michaelain Holloway discusses her videos, which deal with online intimacy. She says, “I’m really talking about online space as being one of fantasy and one of action—specifically actions that can be physically or emotionally-impactful through these fantasy spaces.” [Paper]

Bjarne Melgaard has a pop-up shop at the New York clothing store VFILES, and yes, it’s weird. It’s named “Daddies Like You Don’t Grow on Palm Trees,” after the artist’s relationship with a much younger man. [i-D]

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