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Friday Reads

The Times’ James Farago gives a rave review to the Guggenheim’s Alberto Giacometti retrospective. Giacometti’s surrealist sculptures and drawings are described as “witty, off-kilter and sometimes dripping with sex.” [New York Times]

Klaus Biesenbach walks us through the early days of the Berlin Biennale (which comes back for it’s 10th edition this weekend) back when it was called “Berlin/Berlin,” when he met a young Hans Ulrich Obrist, and the artists that made the biennial what it is today.
[ARTnews]

This interactive piece explores the brain’s ability to improvise based on both neurological studies, and the creative practices of a rapper, a jazz pianist, and two improv comedians.
[Washington Post]

Jerry Saltz went to the Met Breuer’s “Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now),” and calls it “a highbrow, campy curatorial exercise.” [Vulture]

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art founder Dasha Zhukova, interviews Juergen Teller about his new series based around the German national soccer team. [Garage]

Industry Talk

Of the more creative ways a mid-size gallery elected to stay afloat, Tif Sigrids recently moved their production from Los Angeles to Athens, Georgia. Read more about their decision to go where no major gallery has gone before: the Bible Belt. [Artnet news]

Comedian Cheech Marin will open a museum for his collection of Chicano art in Southern California, called the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry.
[Paint This Desert]

Misc. 

Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming thriller “Suspiria” just got all the more intriguing: film buffs are speculating: is the psychoanalyst character Lutz Ebersdorf or just Tilda Swinton in heavy makeup? Ebersdorf, according to his IMDB profile, is a real-life psychoanalyst who also founded an experimental theatre group inspired by actionist performance artist Hermann Nitsch. If this person does in fact exist, one thing is certain: he was born for this role. [Indiewire]

From ancient dentistry to golden grillz, the exhibit displaying tooth-related artifacts from across cultures is equal parts fascinating and hair-raising. [New York Times]

Rest in peace to Anthony Bourdain, beloved food critic, storyteller, and television personality. [CNN]

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