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Morning Links: Boyle Heights Galleries Edition



Los Angeles

Several galleries in Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights neighborhood have been vandalized in what police are calling hate crimes. Boyle Heights has been the site of activism recently, with the community protesting art spaces that have started moving into the area. [ABC]


Helsinki has announced a new plan to fund a Guggenheim Museum there, which will cost somewhere between $134 and $156 million to build. [Artforum]

“Public museums, too tight on money these days to compete for major artworks in the marketplace, long for the collector’s gift of world-class art that can broaden their offerings and attract new audiences.” [The New York Times]


China is strengthening its laws prohibiting the illegal trade of cultural artifacts. Auction houses in mainland China will now be unable to sell looted works. [The Art Newspaper]

Christie’s is looking to Asia as a remedy to the art market bubble—it plans to sell $250 million worth of art in China this month. [Bloomberg]


Jason Farago reviews MoMA PS1’s Mark Leckey show, writing that it “appears almost as a time capsule from Britain before June 23: a sprawling, bopping showcase of musical history, anthropological assemblage and personal reverie.” [The New York Times]

The National Centre for Contemporary Art Chile, the country’s first state-run contemporary art space, has opened in a disused airport near the capital, Santiago. [The Art Newspaper]

Aruna D’Souza on the Brooklyn Museum’s Beverly Buchanan show: “If you want to find women artists and artists of color in museums, don’t look in the galleries—look in the archives. . . . [This show] was curator Park McArthur’s chance discovery of a card for one of Buchanan’s New York gallery shows buried in a file in the Whitney Museum.” [4Columns]


Salvatore Settis, an art historian who used to be a director at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, discusses preserving Venice in a time where it’s facing a wave of tourism. [Vulture]

Here’s a look at Victor Burgin’s show at Bridget Donahue in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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