Morning Links

Morning Links: ‘Bono-Level Pretentiousness’ Edition




Lots of Museum News!

Julia Halperin on how the Albright-Knox Gallery raised $100 million in three months. [The Art Newspaper]

“Endangered works of art from war-torn regions may be housed at the Louvre’s planned new storage facility in Liévin near Lens, said François Hollande, the President of France.” [The Art Newspaper]

Kristen Shepherd has been hired as director of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg in Florida. [Tampa Bay Times]

Maurice Sendak’s estate has won a lawsuit against the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia over a disputed collection of books. [The New York Times]

South Africa

Here’s a profile of the South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, who currently has a show at the Art Institute of Chicago. [The New York Times]

And here’s more on Wa Lehulere, South African art, and the recent student protests in the country. [Even]


Dwight Garner is not a fan of Marina Abramovic’s new memoir. He writes, “I knew I was going to dislike Ms. Abramovic’s memoir on Page 10. That’s where she declares that, as a child growing up in postwar Yugoslavia, she didn’t play with dolls or toys. Instead, she writes, in a passage that sets this book’s tone of sleek, international, Bono-level pretentiousness, ‘I preferred to play with the shadows of passing cars on the wall.’ ” [New York Times]

“Brett Ratner is selling his stuff!” On Paddle8! [The New York Times]


Max Brand at Jacky Strenz in Frankfurt. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Carrie Mae Weems, Matthew Weinstein, Marilyn Minter, Hans Haacke, Nadia Ayari, Nancy Chunn, and Vitaly Komar talk political art. [Artforum]

Tony Rosenthal’s Alamo (1967) sculpture is back on view in Astor Place in Manhattan, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is pumped. [@NYCMayor/Twitter]

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