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Morning Links: ‘Little Dancer’ Edition

Edward Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878–81.



Tania Bruguera pulled out of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India in order to stay in Cuba to combat government censorship. She was recently detained there for protesting Decree 349, which gives the government broad authority to regulate artists. [The Art Newspaper]

Fresh off his success with Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death, Arthur Jafa is presenting a new work at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California that focuses on whiteness. [The Guardian]

Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is suing the organization, alleging that she has been underpaid because of gender discrimination. The BSO has denied the claim. [The Washington Post]

The Talent

Bortolami gallery in New York is now working with the freewheeling abstract painter Rebecca Morris, who’s based in Los Angeles. [Bortolami]

And Grimm gallery in Amsterdam now represents the endurance-minded Dutch video artist Guido van der Werve. (The outfit also has a space in New York, where the artist will continue to be represented by Luhring Augustine.) [Grimm]


An 18-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for intentionally damaging Mayan artifacts and a Qing dynasty Chinese vase at the Denver Art Museum. [The New York Times]

Hilarie M. Sheets stopped by the Newark, New Jersey home of Monique and Ronald Ollie, whose donation of 81 works from their collection of abstract art by black artists will go on view at the St. Louis Art Museum in September. [The New York Times]


Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight picks the best art of 2018. [Los Angeles Times]

Celia Wren reviewed Camille Laurens’s new book Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas’s Masterpiece, finding it “full of thought-provoking insights and revelations.” [The Washington Post]


Here are photographs of Nicolás Lamas’s current show at SABOT in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. [Art Viewer]

And, in honor of holiday (party) season, here’s a photo of noted art fan Martha Stewart enjoying some caviar. [MarthaStewart/Instagram]

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