Morning Links

Morning Links: Rainbow Hammocks Edition

Rainbow hammock.


Geniuses (Genii?)

New York Times TV critic Mike Hale was not enamored of the new season of the National Geographic series Genius, which focuses this time on Picasso (after a previous season about Einstein). “Over all it’s about turning the life of the mind into conventional angry-young-man melodrama,” Hale writes, “with all the clichés that entails.” [The New York Times]

Anicka Yi talked to Frieze on the subject of “women in the arts.” Among other things, she says, “The only real difficulty in embarking on a career in the arts as a woman is having to acknowledge the reality that very few women achieve market validation on the level of their male artist peers. Hopefully this will change.” [Frieze]

Mother-and-son artists Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas took a trip to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem with a writer from the New Yorker in tow. [The New Yorker]


The German collector and curator Ingvild Goetz has amassed a good collection while collecting for good—with efforts to support social causes related to refugees, eating disorders, and schools in Africa. [The New York Times]

Ai Weiwei has a new book, a pocket-size rhapsody in blue titled Humanity. [The New York Times]

New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin weighed in on “a growing recognition by museums of the importance of the Latinx category,” with a look at efforts at the Whitney, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Pérez Art Museum Miami, El Museo del Barrio, and the Smithsonian. [The New York Times]


“Live parrots, rainbow hammocks, exploding bricks … Britain is on the verge of a Brazilian art invasion.” [The Guardian]

“London Nights,” an exhibition at the Museum of London, features nocturnal photographs from the late-19th century to the present day. [The Guardian]


David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen is finished after 18 years in business. Its namesake founder is going to work instead on “Funkisfabriken, an old Swedish furniture factory that the gallerist is transforming into a cross-disciplinary research center.” [Artforum]

The Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced the first ten recipients of joint Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, marking the first time the Getty Foundation has supported postdoctoral grants since 2009. [ACLS]

You can listen to a radio segment about artwork installed in the new Palestinian Museum U.S. in Woodbridge, Connecticut. [WBUR]

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