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Morning Links: Heroin-Injected Lasagna Edition

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“Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era.” Who’s that artist? Darren Bader, the subject of a long profile with more than a little weirdness in it. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

The Guardian has a paean to a polyglot peacock and pope of pageantry titled “Sex, Sin and Sausages: The Debauched Brilliance of Leigh Bowery.” [The Guardian]

“Women in the arts in Argentina condemn vote against the legalization of abortion.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Busan Biennale in South Korea announced the 65 artists and collectives from 34 countries participating in its next edition, opening in September. [Artforum]


The Cleveland Museum of Art unveiled a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan “to eliminate barriers for historically underrepresented groups in every aspect of the museum’s operations.” []

Washington Post critic Philip Kennicott questions whether the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., was sufficient in its acknowledgement of the slave trade in an exhibition of Dutch maritime paintings. [The Washington Post]

“The Ford and W.K. Kellogg foundations recently teamed up with Borealis Philanthropy to launch the Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund. The fund just released its first round of grants, totaling $14 million, which will go to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity within the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.” [Inside Philanthropy]


The dog of English art critic Adrian Searle won a third-place ribbon in something. [Twitter]


After strong protest by a coalition of musicians, Seattle’s city council voted to temporarily make the storied grunge club the Showbox part of a historic district—thus putting plans for its destruction and redevelopment on pause. [Curbed]

An exhibition called “The Velvet Underground Experience,” created for the Philharmonie de Paris, will travel to New York to show at a downtown space at 718 Broadway. (Apparently plans for a Chelsea space fell through.) Opening in October, the show features photographs, portraits, films, videos, live concerts, and musical workshops. [The New York Times]

Mark Richardson, longtime editor of the music website Pitchfork, put an end to his regular “Resonant Frequency” column with a paean to silence. [Pitchfork]

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