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Morning Links: Knife Attack at the Louvre Edition


The Louvre.


Museums Around the World

The Louvre shut its doors briefly this morning after an attack, which French authorities have classified as being of a “terrorist nature.” A soldier wounded the attacker, and a second man has been detained in relation to the event. [The Art Newspaper]

For the first time in a decade, England’s museums and galleries have seen a decline in attendance. Tate hosted about 16 percent fewer visitors last year than in 2015, according to a new study. [The Guardian]

The Guggenheim Museum’s deputy director, Ari Wiseman, has stepped down. [The New York Times]

Christopher Knight reviews the Hammer Museum’s Jimmie Durham retrospective, which “flares with blunt energy,” even if it’s got too many works. [Los Angeles Times]


MCH Group, the owner of the Art Basel franchise, now has the majority stake in the India Art Fair. [The Art Newspaper]

Collector Bernard Lumpkin shows us his wall, which features a Henry Taylor painting, among other works. [The New York Times]

Internet Culture

Rhizome has added Mongrel’s BlackLash (1998), a video game in which players fight Nazis and Ku Klax Klan members, to its Net Art Anthology. [Rhizome]

E-flux is offering the .ART domain name to professionals signed up for its mailing list, from February 8 to March 8. [Art F City]

Paying Homage to Art History

Here’s a transcript of Adam Pendleton’s video devoted to Yvonne Rainer. [e-flux]

That Awol Erizku photograph of a pregnant Beyoncé? It’s got a lot of art history behind it. [The Atlantic]

Chocolate Sculptures

Randy Kennedy profiles the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League, who have a show of chocolate works at New York’s SculptureCenter. [The New York Times]

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