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Morning Links: Wrongheaded Censorship Edition

Frances Stark, Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 1 of 8 (Sincerely), 2017, in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS

Frances Stark, Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 1 of 8 (Sincerely), 2017, in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS

A Whitney Biennial Controversy Continues

Coco Fusco makes a case for why Hannah Black’s call for the censorship and destruction of Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till’s open casket funeral is “wrongheaded.” [Hyperallergic]

“Cretinizing” is the word Gary Indiana would use to describe the ongoing Schutz Whitney Biennial controversy. [Affidavit]

Meanwhile, the pandemonium surrounding the Schutz painting has led Roberta Smith to wonder, “Should art that infuriates be removed?” [The New York Times]

And you know who else has some thoughts? Whoopi Goldberg, who thinks Black should be “ashamed” of herself. Note: The version of the links sent via email earlier today incorrectly stated that Goldberg criticized Schutz. We apologize for the error. [Hyperallergic]

Artists Around the World

Oskar Hult, Jonas Silfversten Bergman, and Josefine Östberg Olsson are the winners of this year’s Fredrik Roos Art Prize. [Artforum]

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye discusses her naturalistic, spare portraits of black sitters, which will be the subject of a New Museum show this summer. [Vogue]

Richard Brody reviews Agnès Varda’s show at Blum & Poe gallery in New York. [The New Yorker]

Internet Culture

A look at how a group of 4chan users effectively trolled Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art piece out of existence. [The New Yorker]

A new installation by So Kanno and yang02 at the Yamaguchi Center for the Arts in Japan can be controlled remotely by internet users. [The Verge]

Museum Expansions

Work on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s $196-million expansion has begun. [ABC 6 Philadelphia]

The Seattle Times’ editorial board comes out in support of the Seattle Art Museum’s renovation, which has been controversial because it would change the look of a Frederick Law Olmsted–designed park. [The Seattle Times]

Questionable Public Art

A sculpture known as Origin in Belfast has won Spectator magazine’s “What’s That Thing?” award. [BBC News]

That “Fearless Girl” sculpture-cum–PR-stunt that stares down a Wall Street bull statue? It’s not going anywhere, says Bill de Blasio. [DNAInfo]

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