Morning Links

Morning Links: Jeremy Bentham Edition


Charles C. Bergman, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, has died at age 84. [ARTnews]

Jeremy Bentham’s “auto-icon”


Science, Tech, and Art

Artist Olafur Eliasson’s new installation at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles is a phantasmagoric combination of layered colors and shapes, light, and, for the first time, sound. [Los Angeles Times]

At the New York Academy of Art, students in a forensic sculpture workshop create clay facial reconstructions to help identify human remains, including deceased migrants whose bodies were found in the Arizona desert. [The New York Times]


In an open letter to the directors of the National Museum in Krakow, Polish artists, curators, and art historians advocate for an exhibition against fascism and far-right nationalism. [The Art Newspaper]

A piece that considers performance artist William Pope.L’s legacy of socially engaged work and his upcoming projects. [The New York Times]

A community group, Dr Mark’s Marching Academy, has participated in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade for 19 years but, due to increasing commercialization of the parade, this year marks its members’ final march. A photographer for The Guardian witnessed their float’s swan song. [The Guardian]

19th-Century Curiosities

A record-setting $333,500 sale at auction in January reveals the artistic nature of 19th-century doll making. This Rochard doll wears a gold necklace with 24 remaining inlaid microphotographs. [Hyperallergic]

English philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s so-called “auto-icon” journeys from London to the Met Breuer for the “Life Like: Sculpture, Color, and the Body” exhibition opening March 21Atlas Obscura investigates how conservators prepared Bentham’s 186-year-old remains for the voyage. [Atlas Obscura]

Noguchi Museum

Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and landscape designer Edwina von Gal will receive the 2018 Isamu Noguchi Award on May 22. [Artforum]


A look at 1-54’s debut in Africa and the international opening of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden. [ARTnews]

“Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama,” a retrospective at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and a coinciding photo book explore the artist’s interest in the tension between industrial artificiality and the natural sources that birthed our modern world. [The New Yorker]

Street artists in Los Angeles made a gold sculpture of a robed Harvey Weinstein for Hollywood Boulevard. [Vogue]

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