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Morning Links: Sagrada Família Edition

La Sagrada Família.



A show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami focuses on “Surrounded Islands,” a 1983 project in which 11 islands in Biscayne Bay were wrapped with pink fabric. René Morales, a curator at the institution, recalls seeing the intervention as an 8-year-old, and said, “Throughout my career, I’ve always thought back on that as what I want to do with my work. I love the idea of helping artists create that same sense of wonder in an audience.” [The New York Times]

An exhibition of 17 works by Jeff Koons will open at the Ashmolean in Oxford, England in February. The show will be the artist’s first retrospective in the UK. [The Art Newspaper]

Work by self-taught artist Niko Pirosmani, who influenced the Russian avant-garde, is on view at the Albertina Museum in Vienna. [The Art Newspaper]


The Barr Foundation and the Klarman Family Foundation in Boston will give $25 million to Massachusetts arts institutions. The list of 29 recipients includes the Worcester Art Museum, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. [Artforum]

The Sagrada Família in Barcelona has been fined €36 million for building without a permit for 136 years. [Artnet News]


Take a look inside the studio of Copenhagen-based artist Farshad Farzankia. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Allison Janae Hamilton, an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem who is currently showing work at Storm King Art Center and MASS MoCA, talked to the Times about her interest in land and its histories. She said, “Landscape is this incredibly beautiful plane that we get to live on. But it’s also a plane that has been wielded by those in power in a very violent way.” [The New York Times]


The Guardian has a Q&A with photographer Juergen Teller, who discusses his practice, iPhone cameras, Brexit, and more. [The Guardian]

Here’s a piece on Thomas Freteur’s photo series called “New York Psychics.” Elaina Patton writes of the images, “Freteur’s portraits bring us as close as only photographs can to reading their subjects’ thoughts.” [The New Yorker]

Work by Rinko Kawauchi is on view in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She said that her photographs are “about creating mystery, but also expressing my own feelings about time passing, the fragility of life.” [The Guardian]

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