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Venice Biennale

Artist Marko Peljhan will represent Slovenia at the 58th Venice Biennale, which will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019. [ARTnews]

Los Angeles

Following artists’ claims of broken contracts and bounced checks, CB1 Gallery will close next month. [ARTnews]

At the annual Collectors Committee Weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) acquired several works by prominent women artists, including Martha Boto, Betye Saar, Jennifer Bartlett, Julie Mehretu, and Ruth Asawa. [The Art Newspaper]

Lawsuits

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has filed claims against a Lower East Side café called MoMaCha for trademark violation. While MoMaCha denies any culpability, the lawsuit states that the museum will face “harm to its name, reputation, and goodwill” as a result of the infringement. [Hyperallergic]

A temporary injunction has halted sales of the Frida Kahlo Barbie doll in Mexico. The artist’s great-niece, Mara de Anda Romeo, has said that toy company Mattel does not have rights to reproduce Kahlo’s image. [The Guardian]

Museums

Museums around the world are favoring “transhistorical” curatorial strategies, which often involve pairing old artworks with contemporary ones. Sheena Wagstaff, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art department, said, “What it is trying to do is to say that history lives.” [The New York Times]

The Dackelmuseum, a space dedicated to dachshund paraphernalia—paintings, books, statues, and porcelain items—opened earlier this month in Passau, Germany. [The New York Times]

Combatting Mass Incarceration

Assembly, a program organized by non-profit Recess, presents 16-24 year olds convicted of misdemeanors in Brooklyn with an opportunity to get involved in the arts as an alternative to jail time. [Curbed]

Creative Time, a New York-based public arts non-profit, announced the schedule for its upcoming “Bring Down the Walls” project, which offers educational programming during the day and musical performances at night. [ARTnews]

Misc.

A look at Sylvia Plath’s belongings that were sold by her daughter at auction in London last month. [The New York Times]

It’s hard not to be mesmerized by these new images of a nebula (which is 4,000 light years away!) from the Hubble Space Telescope. [Atlas Obscura]

Bassist MonoNeon explores art movements like Dadaism, Surrealism, and Minimalism through funk. [Bandcamp Daily]

In the midst of a closely watched barrage on Twitter, Kanye West saw fit to alert his more than 13 million followers to David Hammons. (He also tweeted about Joseph Beuys.) [Twitter]

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