Morning Links: Old Masters Edition

Giorgione's Sleeping Venus (c. 1510), Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. GOOGLE ART PROJECT

Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus, c. 1510, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany.



In light of recent events in the auction world, the New York Times asks if the Old Masters can ever “be relevant again.” [New York Times]

Today, Sotheby’s launched its online “Museum Network,” which shows videos created by a range of art institutions worldwide. [The Memo]

Langston Hughes

A Harlem nonprofit is raising money to lease the brownstone where Langston Hughes spent the last 20 years of his life, with the aim of using it as an art center. [NPR]


Profile of the experimental music collective Wandelweiser, who make “music between sound and silence.” [The New Yorker]

The Kanye West video for “Fade” premiered yesterday at the MTV Video Music Awards. The director of photography on the project is Guillermo Navarro, who in the past has worked on Pan’s Labyrinth and with media artist Juan Azulay. [The Fader]

Big Sculpture

Iranian artist Parviz Tanvoli’s largest work to date is now on display at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. It is bronze and around 13 feet high. [The Art Newspaper]


The collective (and authors of the 2014 manifesto Xenofeminsim: A Politics for Alienation) Laboria Cuboniks in conversation. [DIS]

Photos from the group show “Too Big To Fail” at White Cuberd in Melbourne, curated by Evie Poggioli. [Sex Magazine]

Here is documentation of Nina Könnemann at High Art in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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