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Morning Links: Rashid Johnson in Rural England Edition



Across the Pond

With a show at Hauser & Wirth’s British outpost, Rashid Johnson is having a residency in Somerset, England. But just because he’s living a new rural lifestyle doesn’t mean he’s stopped thinking about the heavy-duty ideas about race that permeate his work. [The Guardian]

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has unveiled its plans for its photography center, which will open to the public in 2018. [The Art Newspaper]

A look around “Perverts,” a group show about reading and eroticism at London’s Cell Project Space, featuring work by Bruce Nauman and Loretta Fahrenholz. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Banksy will give free art to anyone who votes against the Tories in the upcoming British election and sends him a picture of their ballot. [The Independent]

Color Theories

For a show at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Glenn Ligon is curating works that prominently feature black and blue as a way of reflecting on power dynamics. [The New York Times]

A show at Los Angeles’s Underground Museum tackles the cultural significance of color. [Los Angeles Times]

Damien Hirst

Critics are continuing to pile on hate for Damien Hirst’s Venice shows at the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana. Noah Charney writes that Hirst’s new work looks suspiciously like pieces by Jason deCaires Taylor at the Venice Biennale’s Grenadian Pavilion. [Salon]


Asher B. Edelman, a.k.a. the “real-life ‘Gordon Gekko,’ ” is claiming that a Dutch art dealer owes him $131,000 for a transaction involving an Edvard Munch painting. [New York Post]

As we mentioned in a newsletter last week, Art Southampton fair has canceled its 2017 edition. In this Times article, they cite the poor state of the market. [The New York Times]

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