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Morning Links: Milady’s Bar Edition

Milady’s bar in SoHo in 2012.



The Village Voice, where countless arts writers cut their teeth over the past 60 years, will no longer publish a print edition. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kyle Chayka profiles Justin Brice Guariglia, who takes photographs of melting glaciers. [The Verge]


After sharp criticism, Documenta 14 decided to cancel a performance called Auschwitz on the Beach by Franco “Bifo” Berardi, which reportedly compares “the plight of refugees in Europe to Auschwitz.” [Artnet News]

Kal Penn discusses why he and his colleagues decided to resign from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. [CNN via @kylegriffin1/Twitter]

New York City

Robin Pogrebin looks at the status of racial diversity at New York arts institutions. According to information collected via surveys by the city, “while 67 percent of New York City residents identify as people of color, only 38 percent of employees at cultural organizations describe themselves that way.” [The New York Times]

Even as the city’s economy seems to be doing well, many SoHo storefronts remain vacant. On the plus side, a restaurant is finally taking the place of the storied dive Milady’s, which closed three years ago. [The New York Times]

Councilman Stephen Levin is calling for the removal of a portrait of Reconstruction opponent Horatio Seymour from City Hall. Seymour, who was twice governor of New York State, ran for president with the slogan, “Our ticket, Our Motto: This is a White Man’s Country; Let White Men Rule.” [Politico]


The German painter and filmmaker Karl Otto Götz died at the age of 103. As a teacher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, his students included Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. [Artforum / Monopol]


Marilyn Minter photographed St. Vincent for this week’s issue of the New Yorker. [The New Yorker / @MinterMarilyn/Twitter]

A town in northern Spain has purchased ads in papers in the United Kingdom inviting Banksy to visit, to “help us to make our neighborhood a more beautiful place to live.” [The Art Newspaper]

And More

The White House’s Flickr page sports a bounty of images of Vice President Mike Pence. [whitehouse/Flickr via nickdemarco/Twitter]

Please enjoy these choice photographs of Nairy Baghramian’s work at the 2017 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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