Morning Links

Morning Links: Dalí At Rikers Edition

Salvador Dalí , The Persistence of Memory



South African artist Christo Coetzee will receive a retrospective at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Gallery, beginning this December. Coetzee, who died in 2000, was known for creating art that rejected the white rule in the apartheid era, had an exhibition at MoMA in 1961, but is largely considered overlooked. [Star Tribune]

TRANSFER Gallery hosts “Weird Capitalism,” a show questioning, largely through found objects and video art pieces, whether you can “fix capitalism from the inside.” At this point, we’re willing to try anything.

At South Korea’s Gwangju Biennale, the North Korean technique of Chosonhwa ink-drawing was on display. [The Economist]

At the V&A in London, a Frida Kahlo show will be open for the full 48-hours of the Mexican Day of the Dead Festival, concluding on November 2. [Hyperallergic]

Friday Reads

For nearly two decades, a painting by Salvador Dalí  hung at Riker’s Island (yes, that Riker’s Island.) Here, the complicated tale of the heist that brought it back off the island. [Esquire]

Holland Cotter reviews MoMA’s Charles White retrospective, writing, “Agency, the power to generate action and self-definition, was the crucial element White brought to the black figure. It’s there in the pumped bodies of his moody postwar work.” [New York Times]

The Museale Verwervingen project has found 170 works of art at 42 different Dutch institutions that were confiscated through the Nazi regime, and plans to find a way to return them to their rightful owners.
[Artnet News]


Michelle Stuart is now represented by Galerie Lelong & Co. [ARTnews]

Around Town

The Lever House’s new curator Roya Sachs gets a nod from the Times as an art world up-and-comer. [New York Times]

A new wheatpaste by JR cropped up at Elizabeth Street Garden. [Bowery Boogie]

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