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Klaus Biesenbach receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit. KARSTEN STAIGER

Klaus Biesenbach receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit.

KARSTEN STAIGER

THE WEEK IN KLAUS BIESENBACH

Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1’s director, has been awarded Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit “for achievements that served the rebuilding of the country in the fields of political, socio-economic and intellectual activity.” [Artforum]

THE WEEK IN MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

Marina Abramović is teaming up with filmmakers like Alejandro González Iñárritu, Roman Polanski, and Yorgos Lanthimos for a series of seven ten-minute videos. The work, titled Seven Deaths, is about the opera singer Maria Callas and will premiere at London’s Royal Academy in 2020. [The Art Newspaper]

REVISING ART HISTORY

Columbia University students are angry that a Henry Moore sculpture is coming to their campus. They say Moore’s modernist aesthetic doesn’t mesh well with Columbia’s neoclassical look. [The New York Times]

Think of 17th-century Dutch painting, and artists like Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jan Vermeer will come to mind. But what about Judith Leyster and all the other women painting at that time? [The Paris Review]

A woman’s family owns a painting by Jan Steen that was, at one time, worth $400,000, but it can’t be sold. The problem: it used to be owned by a Dutch Nazi collaborator. [The New York Times]

COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU

In what seems like something of a no-brainer, but which hadn’t been possible until recently, Hito Steyerl’s Wretched of the Screen is now available as an e-book. [E-Flux]

The Kardashian-West family visited a James Turrell installation, and Kim posted to Twitter to let us know. “Ultra Light Beams,” she tweeted, in reference to the opening song on Kanye West’s new album. [Twitter]

NEWS FROM MUSEUMS

The Centre Pompidou is planning pop-ups in Singapore and Japan for next year, and another in China for 2018. [The Art Newspaper]

There’s now a museum devoted to poop in England. (And, if you notice the correction notice at the bottom, it isn’t the first, either.) “Poo provokes strong reactions,” one curator said. [The Huffington Post]

A longtime curator at New York’s Museum of Sex discusses what she learned in her 12 years at the institution. “It allowed me to understand our human species more than any other fieldwork I’ve ever done,” she said. [Chicago Tribune]

EXTRAS

According to a recent survey, MIT is the best university in the world for architecture, and the second-best for art and design. [MIT News]

Rochelle Goldberg at SculptureCenter. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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