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Morning Links: Beijing’s 798 Art District Edition

An exhibition center in Beijing's 798 art district. CHARLIE FONG/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

An exhibition center in Beijing’s 798 art district.

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ASIA

Audi is among the major companies who have recently set up shop in Beijing’s 798 art district. Not only is the area a source of growth, but it’s also a place where distinctly Chinese brands are being developed. [Bloomberg]

EUROPE

Despite the recent Brexit news, Thaddeus Ropac, claiming that “London is the quintessential centre of the art world,” has announced plans to set up a space in Mayfair. It’s slated to open in Spring 2017. [The Art Newspaper]

The Spanish Supreme Court ruled last week that the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation does not have the legal right to protect the Surrealist artist’s image. [The Art Newspaper]

AMERICA

Ahead of a show at New York’s Invisible-Exports gallery, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge discusses their recent praise in the art world. “They love me!” s/he said. [The New Yorker]

The San Francisco Chronicle has some thoughts about how George Lucas’s proposed museum for San Francisco Bay can actually work. MAD Architects is rumored to be designing the space. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Seattle collector Vasiliki Dwyer has gifted 23 paintings and sculptures to the Tacoma Art Museum. [The Seattle Times]

LIVES

Stanley Meisler, an art historian who wrote about Chaim Soutine and was formerly a foreign correspondent, has died at 85 as a result of a heart failure. [The New York Times]

EXTRAS

Prepare for the MoMA’s Bruce Conner retrospective by watching his film LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (1959–67/96), which will be available on the museum’s website through July 12. [Museum of Modern Art]

“Aunt Nancy,” a group show featuring work by Sam Lipp and Alexandra Noel, at Night Gallery in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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