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Morning Links: Saint Petersburg Edition

Saint Petersburg.



On Friday, the New York chapter of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) staged a protest at the Whitney Museum. ACT UP alleges that the museum’s David Wojnarowicz retrospective overly historicizes AIDS and does not address the epidemic’s relevance today. [ARTnews]

A new report from the House of Lords details the ways that Brexit could negatively impact cultural institutions in the UK. [The Art Newspaper]

Los Angeles

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles will relocate to a new space in the city. The gallery has been at its La Brea Avenue address since 1981. [Artforum]

Here’s how the artist residency program at the Little Tokyo Service Center, a community organization, is tackling gentrification in Little Tokyo and other Los Angeles neighborhoods. [Hyperallergic]

Record Breakers

Half a million people saw the Louvre’s Eugène Delacroix show, which closed July 23 and heads to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall. The robust survey had the largest attendance in the annals of the Parisian museum. [Artnet News]


Jeanette Spicer’s new photography book, Sea(see), features numerous portraits of Steph, the first woman the photographer dated. Moira Donegan writes, “In Spicer’s portraits, Steph’s nakedness is sometimes explicitly sexual,sometimes silly and tender, and never meant for male consumption.” [The New Yorker]

Take a look at these impossibly vibrant summer scenes by artist Ben Thomas. He said of the project, “One of the primary goals for the series was to give each scene a sense of abstraction, almost hyperreal.” [The Guardian]

Here’s a piece on photography, fake news, and how we might counteract attacks against objective truth. [Conscientious Photography Magazine]


A look at the ways in which artist collectives and other arts professionals in Saint Petersburg are breathing new life into dilapidated historical buildings in the city. Art spaces have been established in old palaces, mansions, Soviet warehouses, and other structures. [The Guardian]

An in-depth look at a treasure hunt devised by eccentric New Mexico-based art dealer Forrest Fenn. Several adventurers have died searching for a chest of jewels, gold, and other priceless objects, which Fenn says he hid in the Rocky Mountains eight years ago. [Wired]

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