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Morning Links: Stuck at Sea Edition



Good morning from New York City, where all anyone can talk about is the glorious new Kai Althoff show at the Museum of Modern Art and the fact that any day now the temperature is going to drop to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit and not return to a hospitable level for about five months. Anyway! Here are some links to start your day. Have a link we might enjoy for a future edition of Morning Links? Please drop us a note at We love hearing from you. Thank you!

Maritime Art

Now this is a lede: “When British artist Rebecca Moss was told over a ship’s breakfast one morning to sit down and brace herself for bad news, she wasn’t expecting to hear she was now stranded at sea.” Moss had been doing a residency aboard a massive cargo ship, whose parent company went bankrupt, meaning that the boat cannot dock anywhere. “The situation is completely ironic,” she said. “It is bizarre how much it suits my interests.” Artists! You can’t keep them down. [BBC]

Artists and Prizes

Cindy Sherman and Annette Messager among the 2016 winners of the $143,000 Praemium Imperiale Award. [Artforum]

Christopher Knight considers Doug Aitken’s show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and notes that “too often, unfortunately, [his work] is undone by a grating aura of chic ennui.” Agreed! [Los Angeles Times]

Gary Simmons discusses his latest installation, in Detroit. [Cool Hunting]

Byron Kim makes a fascinating guest appearance in this superb article about the color of the Statue of Liberty by Ian Parker. It seems that Kim served on New York City’s Public Design Commission from 2003 to 2014. Did you know that? We did not. [The New Yorker]

John Elderfield discusses Helen Frankenthaler’s later works. [The Art Newspaper]

Not Really Art News

President Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. No word if he took time out of his busy schedule to view the museum’s choice Duchamp holdings. “Mr. President, what are your thoughts on Étant donnés?” This is the kind of question we need the press corps to be asking. [The Intelligencer]

Big Bonus Section

Photos of Sam Lipp’s show at Bodega in New York. [Sex Life]

Photos of the absolutely wonderful Vito Acconci show at MoMA PS1, which closes September 18. (Catch it at the NY Art Book Fair, which begins Thursday!) [Contemporary Art Daily]

Flashback! Here’s Phyllis Tuchman’s interview with Acconci about the show, from earlier this year. [ARTnews]

And find out what Annie Leibovitz had to say to Clickhole. [Clickhole]

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