Morning Links

Morning Links: Cyborgs Meet Spiritualists Edition

A spiritual cyborg.



Collector Dean Valentine is starting up a new art fair in Los Angeles, Felix LA, to run alongside Frieze Los Angeles in February. [ARTnews]

Daniel Birnbaum will be leaving as director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm to head up the virtual- and augmented-reality company Acute Art. [ARTnews]

The estate of David Smith is undergoing a leadership change, with the artist’s daughters taking the helm. [ARTnews]

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut named Cybele Maylone as its new executive director. [ARTnews]


“Cyborgs meet spiritualists” at the Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in the south of France. [The Guardian]

An exhibition in Los Angeles shines a light on “police, violence, and an artist who paints to provoke.” (That artist is Forrest Kirk, whose work is in on view at Chimento Contemporary’s new space in West Adams.) [Los Angeles Times]

The New York Review of Books went in on the “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985” exhibition first at the Hammer Museum and now at the Brooklyn Museum. Writes Esther Allen: “The major transformation, to my mind, is its juxtaposition here with Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party (1974–1979), permanently installed since 2007 in the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.” [The New York Review of Books]


“Opponents of Berkshire Museum art sales plan to mark the one-year anniversary of that move with a downtown rally this weekend.” [The Berkshire Eagle]

Art Santa Fe, a fair in New Mexico July 12-15, has grown under its new owners, with some 60 exhibitors representing 500 artists this year. [The Santa Fe New Mexican]


“Vintage rides, bleeding heroines and mounted deer heads populate British artist Matt Henry’s stylised photo-stories staged in America’s deep south.” [The Guardian]

“As a teenager, my view of the world was bleak. I was the only one of my small group of misfit friends to leave home and go away to college,” Andrea Kleine writes in a tribute to a beloved arty movie. “Not long before I did, I saw Agnès Varda’s film Vagabond.” [The Paris Review]

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