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Morning Links: Pauline Oliveros Edition

Pauline Oliveros in Oakland, 2010 WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Pauline Oliveros in Oakland, 2010.



The seminal American avant-garde composer Pauline Oliveros, known for her pioneering ideas of “deep listening,” died last Thursday at the age of 84. [New York Times]

The Chinese artist Chen Shaoxiong has passed away. He was a founding member of the collective Big Tail Elephant Group. [Artforum]


The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired Laurie Ann Farrell as curator of contemporary art and Lucy Mensah and Taylor Renee Aldridge as assistant curators of contemporary art. [Detroit Free Press]

A Berlin show of work on loan from Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art has been “indefinitely postponed” due to failure on the part of Iranian authorities to allow the paintings to exit the country. [The Guardian]

Here’s a profile of Max Hollein, the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He’s focused on scholarship, originating exhibitions instead of taking touring shows, and is planning to commission playgrounds from artists. Also, Sarah Lucas and Urs Fischer are at work on installations for an upcoming Rodin show. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Architect Thomas Fisher gives a rave review to the new entrance and renovation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. [Star Tribune]

Chef Daniel Rose of New York restaurant Le Coucou cooked a meal for his wife at the Frick. They ate in the Fragonard Room, where museum officials have never before allowed food to be served. [Grub Street]


Last weekend, Joe Corré, the son of Vivienne Westwood and the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, set fire to an estimated £5 million ($6.21 million) worth of punk rock artifacts on the river Thames. “Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need,” Corré said. (Never mind that the Sex Pistols were a boy band.) [The Guardian]

According to Page Six, Russian political punk band Pussy Riot have been invited by the Lower East Side gallery The Hole to perform at Art Basel. [Page Six]

Photos from the Hana Earles exhibition “My Major Retrospective” at Punk Cafe in Melbourne. [Sex Magazine]


Documentation of the recent GALA Committee show at Red Bull Studios in New York, which was focused on the group’s conceptual artwork used within the television show Melrose Place. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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