Morning Links

Morning Links: Orbitals Edition

Joseph Mulder, after Gerard Hoet, Zes astronomen , 1692.


Friday Reads

Trevor Paglen penned an essay about Orbital Reflector, the controversial artwork he is planning to launch into low Earth orbit later this year with the Nevada Museum of Art. Responding to those who have criticized artists putting work into space, Paglen wrote, “I want people to ask questions about the legitimate uses of space. I want people to think about who should have the right to put what into space, and to what ends.” [Medium]

Stonehenge will host its first concert this September, a set from DJ Paul Oakenfold. Attendance is capped at 50 people, but the show will be recorded and released as Live at Stonehenge. [Hyperallergic]

Critic Justin Davidson writes that the new shoreline park at Hunter’s Point South in Queens, New York, designed by Weiss/Manfredi and Thomas Balsley Associates, presents a “finely detailed landscape that restores both the shoreline and the soul,” complemented by the “smooth white concrete mounds” of artist Nobuho Nagasawa’s Luminescence. [New York]


The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has named the 22 inaugural recipients of its CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund. The $640,000 fund supports institutions that work to further the careers of people in the arts who have disabilities. [Artforum]

Marie Severin, a comic artist who gained prominence back when Marvel was just becoming a household name in the 1960s and ’70s, has died.A pioneering female figure in the male-dominated world of comics, Severin worked on popular titles such as The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.  [Vulture]

Eye Candy

Paige Katherine Bradley writes on art shows currently on view in the Hamptons, including Keith Sonnier exhibitions at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton and the Parrish Museum in Water Mill. [Garage]

Around this time last year, photographer Christopher Anderson received an open commission from Shenzhen’s Daken Art Organization to capture life in China. Here, a year later, are his moody yet buoyant photos. [The New Yorker]

And here are supernatural, surreal portraits by Sandy Kim of Asa Akira, who recently starred in a new new queer, avant-garde pornographic film by Brooke Candy. [i-D]

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