Morning Links

Morning Links: Lego Edition


A Bounty of Museum News

Selections from the infamous art hoard of Cornelius Gurlitt, which includes pieces believed to have been looted by the Nazis, will go on view in Bonn, Germany, in November. [The New York Times]

The Los Angeles City Council has given the thumbs up to George Lucas’s plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will measure some 300,000 square feet, in South Los Angeles. [ABC7/KABC]

Mark Hogan writes in opposition to OMA’s plan to expand the Albright-Knox in Buffalo. [Curbed]

A Grant Wood retrospective is coming to the Whitney Museum in New York next year. [The New York Times]

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei discussed his new show at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., which features Lego portraits of political dissidents, with NPR. [All Things Considered/NPR]

Here’s a video of the installation of the show in D.C., including juicy close-up shots of Legos. [The Washington Post]

New England

Dodie Kazanjian has organized the first-ever Art & Newport festival in the Rhode Island city, which includes work by Paul Chan, George Condo, and Shara Hughes. Condo’s contribution, at the Newport Art Museum, is called “The Newport Sexx Festival.” [The New York Times]


Hans Ulrich Obrist is asked 10 questions—but is only allowed to spend 50 seconds answering each one! Here are the videos. [Judith Benjamou-Huet via Alain Servais]

Behold, a 360-degree video of Jenny Sabin’s new temporary architectural installation for the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Queens. [The Daily 360/The New York Times]

It seems that a fake Time magazine featuring Donald Trump, dated 2009, has been hanging at some Trump properties. [The Washington Post]

Please enjoy these photographs of Pieter Schoolwerth’s very attractive show at Miguel Abreu in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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