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Morning Links: Sheila Hicks Edition

Sheila Hicks.



Magnus Renfrew, the former director of Art Basel Hong Kong, will launch a new fair called Taipei Dangdai. Its first edition will be held in January 2019, and it will coincide with the 11th edition of the Taipei Biennial. [ARTnews]


In a think piece called “Art Won’t Save Us,” Anna Khachiyan meditates on whether art has meditated on the fallout from the 2016 U.S. Presidential election in any meaningful way. “Instead of the artistic renaissance predicted by the likes of [Jerry] Saltz and [Joyce Carol] Oates,” she writes, we’ve mainly gotten ineffective institutional critique and lots of panels. [Open Space]

Following the re-election of Vladimir Putin for a fourth term, Russia’s art world has done some reflecting on how growing tensions will affect artists. “You brought him to rule yourselves. Yourselves. He is your tsar,” artist Maxim Kantor wrote on Facebook. [The Art Newspaper]


The artist Sheila Hicks chats with the New Yorker’s Lauren Collins about her current Centre Pompidou retrospective in Paris. Collins points out that the Fall 2018 Proenza Schouler collection was inspired by Hicks’s work, to which Hicks responds, “Every year, there’s one of them.” [The New Yorker]

Behold colorized versions of black-and-white historical photographs, courtesy of the artist Marina Amaral. See Dorothea Lange’s migrant mother as you’ve never seen her before—with a blue checkered shirt and greenish eyes. [Atlas Obscura]

The Future

Where does the art world go after the #MeToo movement? For Frieze, Miya Tokumitsu writes that museums, galleries, and organizations now have a new mandate: “to start viewing places where art is made and shown as workplaces.” [Frieze]

A group of artists and professionals have gathered to save Tennessee’s storied Memphis College of Art, which is set to close in 2020 after more than 75 years in business. The college made the decision to shutter last year amid dropping enrollment and millions of dollars in debt. [The Commercial Appeal]

Art Jameel has set the opening date for its new Jameel Arts Centre for November 11. Though it’s known that long-term loans will be on view in the inaugural show, full details still aren’t announced, so stay tuned. [The Art Newspaper]


Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen will sell a 1975 Willem de Kooning from his collection to the tune of $35 million, Katya Kazakina reports. It will be on sale at Art Basel Hong Kong, where Lévy Gorvy gallery will have it on offer. [Bloomberg]

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantra, Indonesia, is the official home of the holdings of Haryanto Adikoesoemo, but MACAN aims to be more than just your average private institution. In a new interview, its director explains that MACAN will offer audiences in Indonesia—a country that, because of colonialism, has long followed in suit with Dutch tastes—a form of cultural independence. [CNN]

The Digital Sphere

One website is now claiming that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s bizarre Twitter account is “postmodern internet art.” We have questions. [Splinter]

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