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Morning Links: Tate Modern Protests Edition

Interior of the Tate Modern. ©IWAN BAAN

Interior of the Tate Modern.



Already the newly expanded Tate Modern is being hit with pushback, not from critics, but from activists. WHEREISANAMENDIETA and Sisters Uncut, two activist groups, have been protesting the inclusion of Carl Andre, but not Ana Mendieta, in the current permanent-collection hang at the museum’s extension. [Hyperallergic]

In less political territory, Linda Yablonsky covers the opening of Tate Modern’s extension and Manifesta 11. This, plus a picture of Wolfgang Tillmans holding a chocolate-covered popsicle. [Artforum]

Tate director Nicolas Serota tells all about the process behind reopening the museum’s expansion. Apparently, the extension was originally planned for 2025, but Serota believed it needed to happen sooner. [The Art Newspaper]


Jeffrey Deitch will reopen his gallery this fall with a 94-work survey of Walter Robinson’s work. The new gallery will be at 18 Wooster Street, where Deitch Projects used to have its headquarters, and where the Swiss Institute will reside until the end of its lease, in August. [Artinfo]

Have a look at Doug Aitken’s latest video, Modern Soul, for which the artist had a pilot make art via skywriting. [W Magazine]

Zaha Hadid’s final project—a homage to Kurt Schwitters—has gone on view at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. [The New York Times]


In Hong Kong, developers have realized the market value of having art foundations, fairs, and big-name designers in town. [Wall Street Journal]


Alice Channer at Konrad Fischer in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

On the highly sexual and very crafty drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, whose work often featured devils, hermaphrodites, and nude women. [The New Yorker]

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