Morning Links

Morning Links: Ramen Museum Edition

Ramin in a museum.


After Charlottesville

Supporters of those arrested for tearing down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, rallied at the Durham County Courthouse this morning. [WTVD-TV]

Here is a guide to Confederate monuments that have been removed or are the subject of proposals calling for their removal. [The New York Times]

Lives of the Artists

Diane Solway profiles Nigeria-born, Los Angeles-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who had an acclaimed show at Victoria Miro in London last fall, and now sees her work go from for than $3 million at auction. [W]

Thomas Gebremedhin profiles Jennifer Guidi, who has a show opening this fall at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. [WSJ.]

Public Art

Doris Salcedo has created a work responding to the ongoing refugee crisis that will be shown at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid. [The Art Newspaper]

Weird Museums

Best new museum of 2017? It very well might be the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, in Ikeda, Japan. At what other institution can you make your own yummy hot noodles? [The Daily Meal]

Fans of the daredevil Evel Knievel can now go check out his “skycycles” at the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, Kansas. [Los Angeles Times]


Kara Walker’s assistant, Allison Hemler, told Blake Gopnik a bit about how the widely read artist statement that Walker penned for her upcoming show at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York came about. [The New York Times]

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow seems to be among the fans of the text. [@maddow/Twitter]

London Town

Olafur Eliasson’s Room for one colour (1997) is coming to London’s National Gallery for its show about monochromes, “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White.” Room for one colour is all yellow. [The Art Newspaper]

A branch of Sweden’s Fotografiska is coming to London’s East End. [The Guardian]


Laura Geggel: “An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.” [LiveScience via ArtsJournal]


What may be the oldest extant original photograph of a president of the United States is headed to auction with an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. The president? John Quincy Adams, in 1843, when he was serving in the House of Representatives. [The New York Times]

Duane Michals is taking home the German Society for Photography’s Culture Prize. [Artforum]

Moving Image

A deep dive into the correlation between Rotten Tomatoes and a movie’s box-office gross. [The Ringer]

Around the Country

An update from Florida, that strange, strange state: A homeless man broke into a St. Augustine art gallery and stone a bronze horse. [Click2Houston]

The artist Bo Bartlett has been won the 2017 Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, an award given by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. It comes with $10,000. [The Ledger-Enquirer]

Minneapolis-St.Paul musician Ryan Olson, who has played with Poliça, Gayngs and Marijuana Deathsquads, is recruiting friends to perform live improvised soundtracks to the silents films screening at the Walker Art Center tonight. Looks like a rad time. [The Star Tribune]

The Talent

Arlene Watson, the director of institutional advancement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, is joining the 2018 FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art as director of public programs and engagement. []

Daly Flanagan has been named executive director of the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, New York. [Nyack News & Views]

Julie Reilly has been named director of ICA Art Conservation in Ohio City, Ohio. []

Hot Takes

“Why this millennial is choosing art school.” [The Boston Globe]


Here is documentation of Martine Syms’s recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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