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Morning Links: The Cat Named Raymond Carver Edition

What we talk about when we talk about cats named Raymond Carver. COURTESY ANTHONY EASTON/CREATIVE COMMONS

What we talk about when we talk about cats named Raymond Carver.


Near and Far

Snow brought out the sentimentalist in Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum: “Memories are made here,” she wrote in service of a video of kids sledding outside. [Instagram]

From the pages of the book Never Built Los Angeles, a series of visionary projects that sadly never happened, including what would have been the greatest airport ever and a massive civic complex by Frank Lloyd Wright. [The Guardian]

Holland Cotter digs the new Raymond Pettibon survey at the New Museum in New York and considers it in terms of “language fallout.” [The New York Times]

Modernity was born not solely in cities but in rural places too—so suggests “Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950,” opening Sunday at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. [Standard-Times]

Artists at Work

Randy Kennedy pays a visit to the great Vija Celmins (and her cat, named Raymond Carver) on the occasion of her first show in nearly seven years, open today at Matthew Marks. [The New York Times]

After making his way from Mali to the Menil Collection, Amahigueré Dolo is now treating Houston to a makeshift sculptural parade as part of the exhibition “ReCollecting Dogon.” [Houston Chronicle]

Eyes on the World

Curators of Skulptur Projekt Münster are resisting calls to hold the event more than just once every 10 years. [The Art Newspaper]

Solidarity is expressed with arts organizers in Kiev, Ukraine after 15 masked men attacked an exhibition there. [E-Flux / Political Critique]

In London, can public art do more than merely assuage developers’ guilty conscience? [The Guardian]

The European art-house cinema world is eyeing China as a potential new Shangri-La. [Variety]

Oh, Washington…

On some early Korans on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., just a short walk from where elected officials are working hard to make Islam a cartoonish foe. [The New York Review of Books]

Karen Pence, wife of Vice-President Mike Pence, wants to “shine a spotlight on the mental health profession of art therapy.” Art therapists are split on whether that’s good or not. [The New York Times]

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