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Morning Links: Brexit Disillusionment Edition

Martin Roth, who will resign from his position as director of the V&A and return to Germany. ©VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

Martin Roth, who will resign from his position as director of the V&A and return to Germany.

©VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

Around London

Citing disillusionment resulting from the recent Brexit vote, Martin Roth will resign from his position as director of the London’s V&A. He will now return to Germany. [The Guardian]

Meanwhile, Brexit has yet to significantly impact the London art scene, which continues to thrive. Thaddeus Ropac went so far as to call Brexit a “technicality.” [The New York Times]

At Tate Britain, an artificial intelligence program named Fabrica is matching digital images in the museum’s archives with visually similar pictures owned by Reuters. [Smithsonian]

Elsewhere in Europe

The first reviews for Laurie Simmons’s My Art, which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival, are coming out. The Hollywood Reporter called the film “clunky.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bill Viola will have a retrospective at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi in March of next year. In addition to his videos and installations, it will include Uccello and Masolino frescoes. [The Art Newspaper]

Openings

“How the fight for a national African-American museum was won.” [The New York Times]

Closings

In the midst of a hostile climate for creative expression, Turkey’s Çanakkale Biennial has been suddenly canceled just a few weeks before it was scheduled to open. [Artforum]

Extras

Dora Budor shares some inspirations for her work, which typically deals with Hollywood filmmaking and special effects. Among them are a Michelangelo Antonioni film and prop frogs. [Frieze]

Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with art-supply company Faber-Castell to create what he’s called an “art kit.” It costs just $3,000. [CNN]

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