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Morning Links: Flute Edition

A detail of a flute.

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The Market

Catherine Hickley: “Artists in Berlin, the most important contemporary art production centre worldwide after New York, are facing poverty, tiny pensions, and a gender pay gap of 28%, a survey of 1,745 artists has shown.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Talent

Dodie Kazanjian profiles Max Hollein, the new director of the Met. Discussing the museum’s approach to modern and contemporary art, he says, “The Breuer is a temporary solution. A great space, but I don’t want to officially comment on this.” And Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim, weighs in: “He was made chairman of Bizot, which is like a secret society for 55 leading museum directors of the world. His peer group, even the old guys, thought he was capable of running the whole thing.” [Vogue]

Gagosian has hired Andrew Fabricant, formerly of Richard Gray Gallery. One of the nattiest dealers in the business, he began his career with Gagosian in Los Angeles, back in 1983. [Bloomberg]

Awards

Mika Rottenberg has won the 2019 Kurt Schwitters Prize and will receive $28,600 and an exhibition at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany. [Artforum]

Titus Kaphar has won the Rappaport Prize from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, which comes with $25,000. [The Boston Globe]

Podcasts

Chrissie Iles, Carolyn Ramo, and Hamza Walker discuss artists and art scenes operating beyond traditional market hubs. [In Other Words]

Behold, the story of a young musician who broke into a British museum with the goal of making off with a trove of dead birds. His plan? Sell their feathers for boatloads of money so that he could purchase a fine flute. And yes: the full story is even weirder than all that. [This American Life]

Politics

Among the many revelations in this truly wild profile of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and her anti-Trump husband George Conway: they have an art collection. (If you have details about this, contact an ARTnews reporter immediately. —Ed.) [The Washington Post via @TwoCoats/Twitter]

Activism

The International Center of Photography has issued a statement in support of Shahidul Alam, the Bangladeshi photographer who was been detained and possibly tortured, reportedly for his outspoken criticism of his government. [ICP]

Food

Reggie Nadelson wrote about Raoul’s, the redoubtable SoHo bistro frequented for decades by art types. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

And More

Here are photographs of Jacob Hashimoto’s current installation on Governors Island in New York. [Designboom]

And here are photos of Andrea Bowers’s current show at Capitain Petzel in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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