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Morning Links: This Filthy World Edition

John Waters.


Friday Reads

John Waters speaks ahead of his upcoming one-man show, “This Filthy World,” which he will perform at Liverpool’s LGBT+ arts festival, Homotopia. “There’s [only] one line in it that’s the same,” the “prince of puke” writes, “It is a show that I’m constantly updating. I try to make it filthier and dirtier.” [The Guardian]

This weekend, Ragnar Kjartansson will perform Romantic Songs of the Patriarch at San Francisco’s Women’s Building. [ARTnews]

The Critics

Andrea K. Scott takes a look at Vivian Maier’s early work as a street photographer while nannying in Chicago. “Maier can pack an entire short story’s worth of details into a single frame,” she writes. [The New Yorker]

Holland Cotter visits the Whitney’s Andy Warhol retrospective and gives it high marks, while also reckoning with what is already familiar to most viewers. His review offers a chronological look at the artist’s life as a Warhola through to how his work has been perceived after his death. [New York Times]

Amanda Dalla Villa Adams reviews Rashid Johnson’s survey at Richmond, Virginia’s ICA. She writes, “What makes Johnson’s Monument powerful is not its location but the way in which it challenges visitors to reconsider the appearance and role of monuments today.”


David Zwirner is set to head this year’s edition of the Art Review Power 100, followed by Kerry James Marshall and the hashtag #MeToo at large. [Art Review]

The wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has been sold through Christie’s auction house for $393,000 in an online white-glove auction, ‘On The Shoulders of Giants.’ [Honolulu Star Advisor]

The Talent

Alice Quinn, executive director of the Poetry Society of America, has stepped down following her 18-year term. [Poetry Society of America]

Here’s the list of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 2018-2019 workspace artist residencies. [Artforum]

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