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Morning Links: Let Us Now Praise Great Women Artists Edition

Deborah Kass, Orange Disaster (Linda Nochlin), 1997.


Remembering Linda Nochlin

In an essay for Vulture, Jerry Saltz remembers art historian Linda Nochlin, who died this past weekend at age 86. Her 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” just about “exploded the art world,” Saltz says. He recommends reformatting art history into two periods: “Before and After Nochlin’s essay.” [Vulture]

In addition to her scholarship, Nochlin, who taught at Vassar College and NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, was well known as an art history professor. Artsy spoke to some of Nochlin’s students, one of which was none other than Artsy curator at large Matthew Israel. [Artsy]

Dangerous Emails

Dealers Simon Lee, Laura Bartlett, and Thomas Dane, as well as several galleries, are among those to have recently been the subject of an email hack, the Art Newspaper reports. They’ve lost anywhere from £10,000 to £1,000,000, thanks to intercepted exchanges with collectors. [The Art Newspaper]

The email accounts of 800 donors, members, and employees at the Denver Art Museum may have been the subject of a phishing scam in June, according to the Denver Post. Unlike the case of the U.S. election, however, there’s no evidence that the incident actually compromised anyone’s data. [The Denver Post]

Quiet Revolutions

Former Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis is “leading a quiet revolution” at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Portugal, according to the Art Newspaper. Her first major move as the museum’s director: to dramatically change how Islamic art is exhibited. [The Art Newspaper]

After the Australian Council for the Arts made changes to the way it puts together the Australian Pavilion, the Balnaves Foundation has withdrawn support from the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. It’s a major move for the foundation, which has given $1 million to the biennial since 2007. [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Kahlil Joseph

You might know Kahlil Joseph best for directing music videos for Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, and others. Now, Joseph has his art-world entrée, at the New Museum, where he is currently showing a 23-minute film called Fly Paper. For the New Yorker, Hilton Als writes on the new film and the overall “black excellence” of Joseph’s work. [The New Yorker]

The In-Between

Last week, at the Harvard Art Museums, Museum of Modern Art director Glenn Lowry gave a lecture on Middle Eastern contemporary art, the Harvard Crimson reports. He spoke about what he called “in-betweenness,” or the way artists are able to depict the space in which they work. [The Harvard Crimson]

Scientists have discovered the largest concentration of indigenous rock art in the Caribbean, Science Daily reports. The works were mainly found in caves, which represented spiritual realms for indigenous peoples, according to a new study. [Science Daily]

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