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Morning Links: Oldest Known Drawing Edition

Friday Reads

Jason Farago visits the Jewish Museum’s “Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922,” which he calls as “crisp” and “enlightening.” Historically, he writes, “A political chasm opened between Chagall’s dreamlike, floating figures and Malevich’s red and black squares, and their students’ reactions spilled out of the school and onto the streets.” [New York Times]

Photographer Amit Elkayam captures the joy and frustrations of owning a big dog (in her case, an especially cumbersome Great Dane) in the cramped living conditions of New York City. [New Yorker]


A painting by Renoir that had been looted by Nazis has finally returned to its rightful owner, Sylvie Sulitzer, the sole survivor of the Jewish collector it was stolen from when the Third Reich took over Paris.
[The Art Newspaper ]

The Art Gallery of South Australia has reported the theft of a 500-year-old statue of a Hindu deity, “Dancing Shiva.”  [CNN]

Archaeologists in South Africa have dug up what they believe to be a 73,000 year old drawing, perhaps the oldest ever, predating what’s known currently as the oldest by 30,000 years.  [National Geographic]


Rest in peace Florian Beigel, architect and teacher, whose studio, the Architecture Research Unit, produced London’s Half Moon theatre, Youlhwadang publishing house in South Korea, amongst many others.
[The Guardian]

Kimberly Drew will be leaving her post as the Met’s social media manager, according to the influencer’s Twitter. [Twitter]

Russian dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been released from detention after a pre-trial hearing. After being arrested last October for destruction of property after setting fire to a Banque de France building.  [Artforum]


Look inside “Double Lives,” a show at Vienna’s Mumok that exhibits “the sound-based creations of people better known as artists than musicians.” Among those shown: Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, and Ragnar Kjartansson. [Hyperallergic]

Missy Elliot surprised her “funky white sister,” the viral Mary Halsey, onstage for a rendition of “Work It.” [NPR]

Update 9/14/2018 9:16 a.m.: an earlier version of this article named the photographer in the New Yorker piece as Kristina Justice, who is the owner of the dog, not the photographer. The photographer is Amit Elkayam. 

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