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Morning Links: Vanessa Beecroft Edition

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft, White Madonna with Twins, 2006.

Vanessa Beecroft

In this profile, Vanessa Beecroft talks about her controversial past and present usage of people’s bodies and her fascination with blackness, and does not do much to try to dispel criticisms about her practice. [The Cut]

…And here are some of those criticisms in regards to allegations of racism and appropriation within Beecroft’s work. [Art F City]


A profile of Karen and Christian Boros, Berlin collectors who live in a former Nazi bunker.  [W Magazine]

Some people follow wine trails or the Grateful Dead, other people follow the trail of the Bauhaus. [The New York Times]


Take a look at the successes and failures of the architecture and design of the Rio Olympics. [The Guardian]

The Graham Foundation is awarding $419,000 worth of grants to organizations that support architecture. [Artforum]

New York

The founders of the Black Art Incubator talk to Village Voice about their project, the internet, and normalizing black subjectivity in art. [The Village Voice]

A video about the making of Carrie Mae Weems’s striking performance piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which addresses dignity in the face of prejudice and brutality. [ART21]


The Times asked attendees of a gala at the Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons what and who they were wearing. [New York Times]

The Spring 2015 collection from Marni seems to have taken some inspiration from the paintings of Erik Parker. [Blouin Artinfo]


An exhibition at the American University Museum is shedding light on the popularity of kitschy history painting in North Korea.  [Fast Company]

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly stated that the Graham Foundation was awarding $319,000 in grants. The correct number is $419,000. 

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