Morning Links

Morning Links: Leaping Structure Edition


A leaping structure.



A review of the Rei Kawakubo exhibition at the Met likens the show-going experience to “being crushed beneath a leaping structure” (in a good way?) while lavishing praise on “clothes about grief and violence.” [The New Republic]

At the warehouse-sized venue 14th Factory in Los Angeles, artist Simon Birch has rebuilt the bedroom set from the totally weird vignette at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. [NPR]

In Detroit, Jordan Vaughn, known for art made under the name Tead, died after falling through a roof at an arts complex while making a work. [Detroit Metro Times]


The story of NEON, a roving sort of curatorial engine started by collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos for projects involving art in different places in Athens, Greece. [The New York Times]

Katya Kazakina looks into “.art,” the new online domain with big ambitions behind it. [Bloomberg]

The first Nigerian pavilion at the Venice Biennale will be “a meditation on the notions of time and identity as a consideration of the demands exerted by the present,” according to a Q&A with lead curator Adenrele Sonariwo. [Art Review]

Meet Jamillah James, newly appointed curator for the forthcoming Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. [LA Weekly]


Here’s a profile of the late Larry Sultan, on the occasion of a show of his work in San Francisco. [The Guardian]

And a disquisition on Sultan’s (and collaborator Mike Mandel’s) prescient book Evidence. [The Paris Review]

Signs of the Times

A gallery show in Toronto by Amanda PL was canceled after her paintings of indigenous peoples were accused of committing “cultural genocide.” [National Review]

“If Art History Icons Were Hipsters.” [Bored Panda]

Check out a rendering and a model for the Obama Presidential Center being planned for Chicago in 2021. [NPR]


Thurston Moore talks about his new solo album—and the time his band Sonic Youth was recording Goo in the same studio where Public Enemy was making Fear of a Black Planet. [Rolling Stone]

There could be no better way to start a day than watching the new video for “Dancing Is the Best Revenge” by the fantastic disco-rock band !!!. [!!!]

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