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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.



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]


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]


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]


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]


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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