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Morning Links: Pope Clement I Edition

Pope Clement I

Friday Reads (And Listens) 

Roberta Smith talks shop with “In Other Words” host Charlotte Burns about criticism, the art industry as it stands, and her quiet inclination to become a dealer. [Art Agency, Partners]

Doreen St. Félix writes up the Met’s new exhibition, “African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s,” remarking on the peculiar anonymity of the show’s subjects. She explains, “A note greets the viewer upon entrance: If you recognize a subject, will you assist the team in identifying them, and inform the museum of their fates?” [New Yorker]

The U.K. launched the Write on Art prize this year, an art writing program that aims to combat the decline in art history programming in schools and universities. Take a look at some of the winning essays.  [The Art Newspaper]


Sweden’s Nationalmuseum in Stockholm will reopen on October 13, following renovations that have significantly increased the museum’s exhibition space. [Artforum]

New York’s Morgan Lehman Gallery has shuttered its West 24th Street space and relocated operations to a venue on the fourth floor of a building on West 26th. The Chelsea gallery had previously used that West 26th Street spot as a secondary venue.[Press Release]


Most of Sacha Baron Cohen’s interview subjects on his new show, “Who Is America?” have denounced the entertainer, but not Laguna Beach–based gallerist Christy Cones of Coast Gallery, who defends him as an artist. “Art and satire, it hurts,” she says. “I just wish everybody would quit taking themselves so seriously.” [Vulture]

Remains of Pope Clement I, who held the title nearly 2,000 years ago, were found by sanitation workers in a London garbage bin. Now, the remains are being moved to Westminster Catholic Cathedral. [Hyperallergic]

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