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Morning Links: Bacterial Communication in Complex Geometry and Flow Edition

Minyoung Kevin Kim, Bonnie L. Bassler, and Howard A. Stone, Bacterial Communication in Complex Geometry and Flow.



Upon the opening of a Dana Schutz exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, a six-page open letter from local artists and organizers doth protest and issues a dramatic demand: “Please pull the show. This is not about censorship. This is about institutional accountability.” [Hyperallergic]

Peer into some paintings with depictions of solar eclipses—from the 14th century to the present era—as selected for the audience of []


Take a travel-section journey through Ostend, “the Belgian port town that inspired James Ensor’s provocative art.” [The New York Times]

Readers of the Guardian shared a smashing array of their most “underwhelming summer holiday photos”—all “to make those of us stuck in the office feel better about our lives.” [The Guardian]

Unusual Assemblages

Behold the downfall of “one of the most important and perhaps most mysterious contemporary art collections in India, a trove of thousands of paintings curated during the heyday of the once-proud airline” known as Air India. [Los Angeles Times]

Works with titles like Bacterial Communication in Complex Geometry and Flow feature in an exhibition called “Art of Science” in an engineering library at Princeton University. [Scientific American]

Work, Work, Work

“If writing about music is like dancing about architecture”—[Editor’s note: It’s not.]—”then what is a podcast about modern visual art? For Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, it’s a patchwork of conversations.” Read what else Rolling Stone has to say about the new MoMA podcast A Piece of Work. [Rolling Stone]

RuPaul and and MoMA curator Thomas Lax guest-star on the latest episode of A Piece of Work, on the subject of performance art and with classics by Yoko Ono coming in for special focus. [WNYC]

New Vistas

The beloved New York restaurant Great Jones Cafe—across the street from a commemorative plaque marking where Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived and worked—is at risk of closing after 34 years. (Initial reports said it was closing for sure, but the situation seems uncertain.) [New York Daily News]

Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler announced he is stepping down in a letter starting a new search for his replacement. [Kickstarter]


In China, the first Art Chengdu International Contemporary Art Fair is slated for April 2018. [The Art Newspaper]

Charlie Fox tells the transfixing story of Raised by Wolves, a “mammoth book of photographs” of homeless L.A. teens by Jim Goldberg. [The Paris Review]

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