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Morning Links: Hitchhiking Shia LaBeouf Edition


Shia LaBeouf.



Ah, yes, another month, another Shia LaBeouf project. This time, the actor-turned-performance-artist is asking people to drive him anywhere they want. LaBeouf is being helped by two other artists, who will be tweeting his location every day of the performance at noon with #TAKEMEANYWHERE. [DailyCamera]


Recently conservators noticed some little bumps on the surface of Rembrandt’s painting Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. The cause of these bumps wasn’t insect eggs or gas bubbles, but something unexpected: the soap Rembrandt used to wash his hands. [Chemical & Engineering News]

Two years after it opened, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is still having trouble reaching New Yorkers. Since 2014 only 8 percent of its visitors have been from New York City. [The Wall Street Journal]

At the Shanghai Museum of Glass, two boys broke a work of art as their parents filmed them. [Hyperallergic]


Here’s a look around this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which is curated by Alejandro Aravena, the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize. [T Magazine]

Tate Modern’s extension has yet to open, but the first reviews of it are coming out. Already the new building, which is designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is being called “a literal tour de force.” [The Art Newspaper]

Lee’s, an art store and New York mainstay, is going to close after news that towers planned for its 57th Street location would greatly change its landscape. Those planned buildings are also what caused Rizzoli, an art-book shop, to move downtown. [The New York Times]


Artist and experimental-theater director Robert Wilson discusses an installation he made for Hermès. It includes colorful lights and, naturally, music by Philip Glass. [The New Yorker]


“The generation of artists born in the 1980s are increasingly claiming a place in the Chinese art world… Only a small, but significant, core of China’s rising stars are women.” [The Art Newspaper]

Flaka Haliti at Salts in Birsfelden, Switzerland. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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