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Morning Links: Women’s March Edition

A scene from Saturday's Women's March.COURTESY TWITTER

A scene from Saturday’s Women’s March.


Internet Culture

Brad Troemel gets the New Yorker profile treatment as “the troll of Internet art.” [The New Yorker]

Scott Reyburn investigates how art gets sold on Instagram, and uses Kylie Jenner by way of comparison. [The New York Times]

The eternal questions: Are selfies art? Can a portrait be deemed a selfie? Let’s have Saatchi Gallery investigate. [The Guardian]

A Day of Protest

On the eve of the inauguration, Marilyn Minter talked with Madonna at the Brooklyn Museum. They both said they would be attending the Women’s March on Washington, and would be taking the bus down to D.C. Saturday morning. [The New York Times]

20 hours on a bus that left the Lower East Side gallery district at 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning en route to Washington, bringing a crew of artists, dealers and fashion designers to the Women’s March. [WWD]

And in Los Angeles, artists such as Catherine Opie joined in with the hundreds of thousands of protesters. [The Los Angeles Times]

Billboard has a roundup of all the artists and musicians who attended marches in various parts of the world. [Billboard]

This tweet from the Women’s March on Saturday could not be more endearing and makes a strong case for abstraction as a mode with more life in it still. [Buzzfeed]

Now, museums are asking protesters to donate their signs, so they can be kept in the collection for posterity. [New York/The Cut]

The Fight for the NEA

Hollywood stars in D.C. for Inauguration-related activities and the march on Saturday are very, very concerned about the threat that the National Endowment for the Arts will be defunded. [The Hill]

And when it does get defunded, should we be surprised? A hot take from Salon. [Salon]

World Affairs

The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo will reopen for the first time since it was damaged by a bombing in the Egyptian capital in 2014. [Al Arabiya]

European police nab 75 in art-trafficking crackdown. [The New York Times]

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf’s latest performance artwork will be a four-year-long protest of our current president, live-streamed to the world. So far it has featured Shia LaBeouf, Jaden Smith, and yelling. [People]

Rock ‘n’ Roll

A chat with Kim Gordon about her band Sonic Youth’s close association with Pictures Generation artists. [The Week]

R.I.P. Jaki Liebezeit, the manic and metronomically funky drummer of the great German ‘60s/’70s-era krautrock band Can. [Pitchfork]


Peter Schjeldahl on Marisa Merz at the Met Breuer. [The New Yorker]

Anna-Sophie Berger at MUMOK in Vienna. [Contemporary Arts Daily]

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