Morning Links

Morning Links: Sailing Boat Edition

J.M.W. Turner, Calais Pier, with French Poissards Preparing for Sea: an English Packet arriving, 1803. Oil on canvas, 172 x 240 cm.THE NATIONAL GALLERY,  LONDON

J.M.W. Turner, Calais Pier, with French Poissards Preparing for Sea: an English Packet arriving, 1803. Oil on canvas, 172 x 240 cm.


Big Money

Tate management reportedly asked staff to “put money towards a sailing boat” for the museum’s departing director, Nicholas Serota, which has led to a fair amount of anger from workers. A union worker for Tate employees said, “The staff at Tate are underpaid and overworked, and haven’t had appropriate pay rises, and this just demonstrates how divorced from reality the management at Tate are.” [The Guardian]

More and more people seem to be working to convince rich people to treat art like any other commodity. Good luck with that! Here’s one bit of advice: “Buy it. Put it away. Don’t fall in love with it.” [Bloomberg]

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg broke ground on a $40 million expansion. [The Virginia Gazette]

Major Events

Mark Bradford discusses his plans for the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Biennale. [The New York Times]

A victory, of a sort, for artistic freedom: despite protests, a Hermann Nitsch performance using a slaughtered bull for a “bloody, sacrificial ritual” is still set to occur in Australia. [The Art Newspaper]

New York City, and Beyond

The New York Times came out with its Spring Gallery Guide, and the paper is filled with profiles of notable people, including the art dealer Bridget Donahue… [The New York Times]

…and the folks who run American Medium gallery in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Big news: they’re relocating to a prime section of Chelsea. [The New York Times]

That’s not all: Ted Loos spoke with Korakrit Arunanondchai, whose great show at Clearing in Bushwick, Brooklyn, runs through May 7. [The New York Times]

The latest edition of the “Show Us Your Wall” column features artist Donald Sultan, who is into “doodads,” weapons, and other things. [The New York Times]

Down in D.C., the Hirshhorn Museum’s director, Melissa Chiu, gets the profile treatment. [The Washington Post]

Here is a report from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Birthday Bash, which included a Solange concert. [San Francisco Chronicle]

The Talent

Cyrus Tilton has won the Crocker Art Museum’s $25,000 John S. Knudsen Prize. [Artforum]

And Do Ho Suh picked up the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize for the Arts. [Artforum]

And More!

Take a look at Haegue Yang’s current show at Kurimanzutto in Mexico City. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The Simpsons celebrates the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration. [New York Daily News]

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