Morning Links

Morning Links: P.A.I.N. Edition

Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. group throw pill bottles into pools at the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum.



Led by photographer Nan Goldin, a Saturday protest at the Met called out the Sackler family and Purdue Pharmaceuticals for perpetuating and profiting from the prescription addiction epidemic. [ARTnews]

The Guggenheim is acquiring a controversial Xu Bing piece that was pulled from the museum’s recent survey of contemporary Chinese art, “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World.” [ARTnews]

MFA Boston appoints Christina Yu Yu, the current director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum, as the new chair of Asian Art. [Press Release]

Artists will donate work to sell at a Sotheby’s auction to raise money for the construction of the new Studio Museum in Harlem. [The New York Times]

The director of Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts, Catherine de Zegher, was suspended from her post after experts expressed doubts about the authenticity of works displayed in the “From Bosch to Tuymans: A Vital Story” exhibition. [Artforum]

There’s a new exhibition at the Musée Maillol in Paris celebrating the playful and eccentric work of Jazz Age icon Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita. [Vogue]


Here’s what Frida Kahlo‘s great-niece, Mara de Anda Romeo, thinks about Mattel’s Barbie version of the artist. [Vanity Fair]

A writer grapples with penning an obituary for Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963 at age 30. [The New York Times]

At a panel hosted by David Zwirner Books, artists consider the best and worst questions to be asked at a cocktail party. [The Cut]

A piece about the enduring relevance of the Breeders, a ’90s alt-rock band. [The New Yorker]


Photographer Dario Calmese and Lana Turner, a Harlem fashion icon, explore the vibrancy of black churchgoing fashion. [The New Yorker]

A look at work from the Fotofest 2018 Biennial in Houston, which showcases contemporary Indian photography this year. [The Guardian]


A French nonprofit organization equipped ancient sculptures with 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for a #BODYCANTWAIT campaign meant to call attention to the rights and needs of disabled individuals around the world. [Hyperallergic]

Emma Sulkowicz opened a new installation, “The Floating World,” at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. [The Cut]

A new Russian law recognizes that contemporary art is, indeed, art. [The Art Newspaper]

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