Morning Links

Morning Links: El Quijote Edition

Honoré Daumier’s Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, 19th century.



On the occasion of Joan Jonas’s retrospective at Tate Modern in London, Farah Nayeri checks in with the New York-based artist, who says that she took up performance as “a way of masking shyness.” (Fun fact: her longtime collaborator Jason Moran named his son Jonas, after her.) [The New York Times]

Wolfgang Tillmans is the guest editor of the latest edition of Jahresring, a German annual focused on art and culture, and, with Anna Codrea-Rado, he talked Brexit, the “backfire effect,” and politics at the present moment—”an era where some people are not ashamed to openly lie for their own ends.” [The New York Times]

Jim Carrey just can’t stop making art! His latest piece goes after Mark Zuckerberg and calls for the regulation of Facebook. [Page Six]

Market Machinations

In May, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is planning to sell a Chagall at Christie’s in New York to fund new acquisitions. It’s estimated to go for between $6 million and $9 million. [Art Market Monitor]

Dealers Daniella Luxembourg and Amalia Dayan discussed their program and the market for postwar Italian art with Charlotte Burns and Allan Schwartzman. [In Other Words]


El Quijote, the storied Spanish restaurant in the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, is set to close March 30, but its new owner says that it will reopen in six months after renovations. [Eater]

Public Art

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New Orleans over its public-mural policy. An artist is facing jail time for displaying a piece that involves the words that Donald Trump said on the infamous Access Hollywood tape. He explained, “I think it’s an interesting question: why can the president say this un-ironically, and that’s OK, but to say it ironically with a cartoon image in New Orleans . . . is offensive?” [The Art Newspaper]

A mural by Carlos Aguilar of 200 Mexican-American veterans, in Santa Ana, California, was vandalized with graffiti. [The Orange County Register]

A Banksy work recently painted in Midwood, Brooklyn, was defaced, with the New York Post reporting: “a woman was seen near the site yelling, ‘Robbo’s revenge!’ before running away,” likely a reference to the street artist’s longtime rival King Robbo, who died in 2014. [Page Six]


İnci Eviner has been tapped to represent Turkey at the Venice Biennale next year. [Artforum]

Jason Farago declares Germano Celant’s “Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918-1943″ at the Fondazione Prada in Milan “a resounding achievement in exhibition making, blending rigorous scholarship, political engagement and immaculate design.” [The New York Times]


Miami-Dade County public school students can now visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami for free, thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and can also bring in one adult guest for free. [Miami Herald]

The Springfield Art Museum in Missouri has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. [Springfield Business Journal]

Additional Delights

Sam McKinniss made drawings to accompany excerpts from some notable new books. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Please enjoy these photographs of Harald Szeemann shows now on view in Los Angeles. [The Getty Center/Contemporary Art Daily; ICA LA/Contemporary Art Daily]

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