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The logo for Houston’s Urban Circus art collective.

COURTESY URBAN CIRCUS

Artists

Matisse and Botticelli get along very well in a pair of exhibitions at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe]

A new show of works by David Smith called The White Sculptures is now splayed out over the gorgeous grounds of the Storm King Art Center in upstate New York. [Gothamist]

A consideration of Laurie Simmons’s new feature film My Art and “that particularly ekphrastic genre of cinema about people who make art.” [Film School Rejects]

Outta Town

In Houston, the interdisciplinary art collective Urban Circus delves into things like graffiti, music, photography, and “plant-based light design.” [Houston Press]

An anonymous $2 million gift will help the University of Wyoming’s art museum in Laramie move into contemporary art. [Casper Star-Tribune]

In Miami, the Bass museum for contemporary art will be back in October after a $12 million restructuring and renovation that will double space for exhibition. [The Art Newspaper]

Photo Work

Christopher Knight reviews an intriguing show in L.A. by Ulrich Wüst, a former city planner in Communist East Germany turned photographer now making his American gallery debut. [Los Angeles Times]

On some miniature reconstructions of iconic photographs—including ones of the moon landing and the Hindenburg blowing up—by the Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger. [CNN]

There are some pretty startling pictures of rich people doing rich-people things in Lauren Greenfield’s new photobook Generation Wealth, a document of “25 years of rampant global materialism.” [The Guardian]

Battles

Martin Roth defended working as a curator on the Venice Biennale pavilion for Azerbaijan. [The Art Newspaper]

SeuratBot, an art-making robot, tested its skills against actor Judah Friedlander (the comedian guy with all those weird trucker hats). [TechCrunch]

Here’s an essay that goes all-in for RuPaul’s Drag Race. [Los Angeles Review of Books]

The movies at this year’s Cannes Film Festival suck. [The New York Times]

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