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A Changing New York

With Bushwick being gentrified, some are speculating that the Bronx may be the city’s next hip arts district. This article takes a look at whether the numbers—rising rents and attendance statistics—support those claims. [Crain’s New York]

The TEFAF art fair is coming to New York this October at a time when the art market may be slumping. Which raises the question: Can Maastricht take over Manhattan? [The New York Times]

The Turner Prize

Adrian Searle reviews a show of work by the 2016 Turner Prize nominees at Tate Modern in London, writing, “This is perhaps the most peculiar and baffling Turner prize show I can remember. I haven’t enjoyed being so confounded and perplexed in a long time.” [The Guardian]

Cultural Heritage

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the Netherlands for destroying nine mausoleums, all but one of which were UNESCO World Heritage sites. [The Art Newspaper]

Peter Schjeldahl on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” a survey of art making at a time when various religions were converging in one city. [The New Yorker]


Following controversy over racially charged works in Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s Kelley Walker survey, certain pieces in the show will be walled off and accompanied by informational labels explaining the outcry over them. []

Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the state of painting today, arguing that, at a time when so much art moves, it’s nice to get your hands on something that doesn’t. There you have it, folks. [Artspace]

Going Abroad

Miami’s Cardi Gallery will open a space in London’s Mayfair district. The British outpost will have 10,000 square feet of exhibition space. [Artforum]

“Colby Jordan’s marriage to Alberto ‘Tico’ Mugrabi was the art-world wedding of the year.” [W Magazine]

Coming Home

In an interview with the school newspaper of his alma mater, Harvard University, Whitney Museum curator Scott Rothkopf said that being an art critic during his college days was one of his foundational experiences. [The Harvard Crimson]

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