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Morning Links: Volcano Edition


Andy Warhol, Vesuvius, 1985.


The New York Times notes that there has been “a recent series of disastrous encounters between humans and historical, natural and artistic exhibits that resulted in the art or displays being defaced, punctured or broken because of curiosity, clumsiness or carelessness.” [The New York Times]

A chilling thought occasioned by a recent downturn at the upper echelon of the art market: “What happens if it’s no longer cool to own expensive art?” [The New York Times]

Silas Martí offers a rich and illuminating history of contemporary art and its institutions in Brazil, and how they have been faring as the country is hit with political and economic turmoil. [Even]

“The way to the Aeolian island of Stromboli—little more than the cone of a volatile volcano emerging from the Sicilian sea—is fraught with uncertainty (and often nausea), and once there you feel tugged between extreme attraction and alienation.” Cathryn Drake at the 6th Volcano Extravaganza on the island, organized by Camille Henrot. [Artforum]

Great Britain
Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing visit some graduating art students. [The Guardian]

The King
Martin Wong’s retrospective is at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. May this show travel forever, to every city in the land. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Earthly Delights
Searching for Hieronymus Bosch. [The New York Review of Books]

“So Cool: This chart visualizes every timeline in Back to the Future.” [Clickhole]

Here’s DJ Venus X offering a tour of her new clothing store in Bushwick, Brooklyn. [Sex Life]

Civil-rights hero Representative John Lewis speaks with David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker on this week’s episode of the New Yorker Radio Hour. [The New Yorker]

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