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Morning Links: Rain Room Edition

The Rain Room at the Barbican in London.BRIANSUDE/FLICKR

The Rain Room at the Barbican in London.



Tania Bruguera has pulled her work from a show of Cuban art at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, saying that she believed that the exhibition was overly reliant on the involvement of the Cuban government, which has detained her in the past. [The New York Times]

“An artist who allegedly wanted to show how easy it is to walk around the city with a bomb demonstrated how easy it is to get arrested.” OK then! [New York Daily News]


Kate Sutton reports from Condo, the annual “collaborative exhibition” that sees London art dealers handing over their spaces to international colleagues. [Artforum]

Hilarie M. Sheets heads to the home of Glenn Ligon and says, “Show me your wall.” (That wall features a very nice David Hammons drawing.) [The New York Times]

And note: Ligon has a new work on view in the window of the Studio Museum in Harlem that concerns this year’s Inauguration Day. [Studio Museum]

Viral Images

Remember that wild photo that showed a Trump supporter, dressed in full Trump regalia, standing in front of Jeff Koons’s Michael Jackson and Bubbles (1988) at the Broad? The photographer who snapped it has been revealed. [The Gradient/Walker Art Center]

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired the Rain Room, the (self-explanatory) installation by Random International that has been a hit on Instagram—and something less than a hit with critics. It was a gift from Restoration Hardware. [The Art Newspaper]

The Talent

John Akomfrah has snapped up the annual $50,000 Artes Mundi Prize, which goes to an artist addressing political issues. [Artforum]

After 20 years on the job, Daina Augaitis, the chief curator and associate director of Vancouver Art Gallery, is stepping down. [Artforum]

Karen Brosius is departing the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina, where she was director, to become president of Careers Through Culinary Arts in New York. [The State]

Kenny Schachter profiles Jerry Saltz. [British GQ]

Last But Not Least

Sarah P. Hanson recaps a week of Old Masters sales in New York City. [The Art Newspaper]

Photos of Ella Kruglyanskaya’s show at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Gavin Brown’s gallery in Rome. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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