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Morning Links: Art vs. Hurricane Edition

To protect Locust Projects during Hurricane Irma, Phillip Karp created an artwork made of wood boards from a past show.



The release of Youth, a film by the popular Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, has been cancelled, likely for political reasons, according to experts. [The New York Times]

Following statements and open letters from animal rights groups, the Guggenheim Museum has removed three works involving live animals from its upcoming survey of Chinese art since 1989. [ARTnews]


The St. Louis Art Museum is looking into installing a Richard Serra sculpture at its entrance. The museum’s director has said it will be less conspicuous than Twain, a sculpture by Serra that’s been controversial since it was installed in St. Louis 35 years ago. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Locust Projects in Miami guarded itself against Hurricane Irma with a piece of art by Phillip Karp. The work, which featured repurposed wood from a prior show at the space, is aptly called Art v. Irma. [Miami New Times]

The Studio Museum in Harlem won’t break ground on its David Adjaye–designed addition until next year, but Thelma Golden has been doing some thinking on how the institution can continue to reach its community. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Colnaghi, a London-based Old Masters dealer, has appointed former Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Carlos Picón as the director of its new space in New York’s Upper East Side. [The Art Newspaper]

The Critics

Adrian Searle writes that the 2017 Turner Prize exhibition is “uneven and at times frustrating.” His personal favorites from the show: Rosalind Nashashibi and Andrea Büttner. [The Guardian]

Peter Schjeldahl on Auguste Rodin, the subject of a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the French sculptor’s death. [The New Yorker]

Around Europe

German artists and gallerists are protesting the rise of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland. [Artnet News]

A look around Tschabalala Self’s Pilar Corrias show, which features paintings that take place in New York bodegas. Come for the paintings of everyday goods, stay for the sculptures of bodega cats. [Contemporary Art Daily]

David Hockney

David Hockney says that losing his hearing sharpened his artwork. [SFGate]

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