Morning Links

Morning Links: Barf Green Edition

A barf-ish shade of green.


True Colors

The Guardian’s “Long Read” feature this week is devoted to Tate director Nicholas Serota in London. “Over three decades, he transformed a nation’s attitude to art. But is his revolution now in danger of being reversed?” [The Guardian]

On the Museum of Modern Art’s recently hung collection exhibition “Unfinished Conversations”—”an attempt by MoMA to indirectly reckon with its exclusionary past.” [The New Yorker]

Claire Messud writes about tackling bread, among other things, in mind of everyday objects in the exhibition “Matisse in the Studio” in Boston. (How exactly does one tackle bread?) [The New York Review of Books]


Meet a neuroscientist who makes art—including an 8-by-11-foot gilded engraving of the human brain. [Scientific American]

“The world’s art is under attack—by microbes.” [Popular Science]

Down with Walls

Bostonians can control the colors of 12 giant “Light Blades” in a public art project on the Greenway—including such hues as “ugly yellow” and “barf green.” [Metro]

The story of the activist group behind the epochal AIDS-crisis catalyst “Silence = Death”—and how that group got back together to create new work. [The Village Voice]

Atlanta, home to mural-making cultures of established and upstart kinds, is starting to enforce a mural ordinance that asks for city approval in advance. [Atlanta Daily World]

Check out how someone in Washington, D.C., turned a tiny basement apartment into “a sophisticated yet neutral home that functions as a backdrop to his art collection.” [The Washington Post]

And More

Here’s an extensive Q&A with LACMA curator and head of Latin American art Ilona Katzew. [LACMA Unframed]

Two teenagers got lost for three days in the bones-filled catacombs beneath Paris. If only Gordon Matta-Clark had been there to show them around . . . [The Guardian]

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