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Morning Links: Phyllida Barlow’s Rise to Fame Edition

Phyllida Barlow, who is representing Great Britain this year at the Biennale, outside her pavilion.

Phyllida Barlow, who is representing Great Britain this year at the Biennale, outside her pavilion.

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Around the Venice Biennale

Before you see Phyllida Barlow’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, read up on the 73-year-old artist’s fascinating career. A fun fact: Barlow is distantly related to Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria’s physician. [The Guardian]

One of the works in Damien Hirst’s Palazzo Grassi show is a near-copy of a 14th-century Nigerian sculpture, but no context is given. Is this a problem? One artist thinks so. [The Huffington Post]

McArthur Binion, Rachel Rose, and more artists share their favorite works so far at the Venice Biennale. [Artforum]

Contemporary Art for Canines

Dogumenta, an exhibition for canines, will launch as a satellite of sorts to the European quinquennial this August. [W]

Fresh Talent

With six My Struggle books behind him, Karl Ove Knausgaard will try his hand at curating. [Vice]

Tina Rivers Ryan will be the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s first assistant curator. [Artforum]

Agnès Varda is now on Instagram. Follow her for updates on her forthcoming film about the street artist JR. [Instagram]

A Christie’s Move

Loic Gouzer, the art specialist with a lively Instagram account, is now the co-chairman of Christie’s Americas postwar and contemporary department. He and Alex Rotter, equals after Gouzer’s title change, fill a void left behind by Brett Gorvy. [The Art Newspaper]

Extras

Currently on view at New York’s Jewish Museum is “The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin,” which ponders the German philosopher’s impact on 20th- and 21st-century artists. [The New Yorker]

A look around Pierre Klossowski’s show at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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