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Morning Links: Bruce Nauman Edition

Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, i through vii, 2015/2016. COURTESY SPERONE WESTWATER

Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, i through vii, 2015/16.


Walking with Contrapposto

Randy Kennedy profiles Bruce Nauman, who has a show of new work opening at Sperone Westwater in New York this week. The show features new videos called “Contrapposto Studies,” essentially remakes of one of Nauman’s classic videos—Walking with Contrapposto (1968), a “plain embarrassment,” in Nauman’s words. [The New York Times]

Museums Around America

Four hundred works from the collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner have been gifted to the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The works, which are all about language, will be the subject of a show at the museum in June 2017. [The New York Times]

In an attempt to court demographics outside their target audiences, museums across America are adding extra amenities to their grounds, like a Russ & Daughters deli at the Jewish Museum. [The Observer]

U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24. [The Washington Post]

Is Eric Fischl’s sculpture Tumbling Woman, which just went on view National September 11 Memorial and Museum, exploitative? [New York Post]

Department of Experimental Cellists

Hilton Als on Charlotte Moorman: “[O]ne sees Moorman as she left us: electrified and alive to the ideas that she put forth as true performer-revolutionaries do, by making an example with her body, right there, naked and playful and truthful, in real time.” [The New Yorker]

Galleries and Gallerists

Parisian gallery Kamel Mennour is opening a space in London. The first show, a solo exhibition for Latifa Echakhch, will go on view in early October. [The Art Newspaper]

It will cost $50,000 to enter Larry Gagosian’s Art for Hillary auction on Monday, but at least you’ll have a shot at winning a Jeff Koons “Gazing Ball” work. [Forbes]

Chelsea Culprit at Yautepec in Mexico City. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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