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Morning Links: Artemisia Gentileschi Edition

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, 1638.

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Damage

Tania Bruguera has filed a defamation suit against the Cuban government, alleging that the country “damaged myself and my family, psychologically, socially, and professionally” when she was jailed her while protesting the country’s controversial Decree 349. [Artnet News]

The University of North Carolina won’t build a museum to house a toppled Confederate monument on its grounds after all. The museum would have cost $5.3 million to build, and the plan is now to move the destroyed statue off school grounds. [The Art Newspaper]

The Year in Review

Adrian Searle has named his favorite art shows of the year, with a three-part Tacita Dean outing in London taking the top honor. Also ranking highly are Danh Vo and Anni Albers surveys and Manifesta 12. [The Guardian]

The Future

The National Gallery in London will hold a show devoted to Artemisia Gentileschi—whose work has seen in a renewed interest in the past couple years, thanks in part to the #MeToo movement—in 2020. [The Art Newspaper]

Amale Andraos, one of the principals of the architecture firm WORKac, will design the Beirut Museum of Art, set to open in Lebanon in 2023. [The New York Times]

Food

The Red Cat, a beloved restaurant in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, announced in October that it would close at the end of the year. Here, a report on its final days. It has closed because, according to one report, its owner “just wanted to quit.” [The New York Times]

And in case you missed it: earlier this week, Chelsea’s Half King pub revealed that it, too, was shuttering. [ARTnews]

The Cleveland Museum of Art has added to its holdings a still life featuring meats, vegetables, and fruits by the 17th-century painter Jacob von Holsdonck. To which we say: yum! [Cleveland.com]

Memes

“Shitposting is an art, if history is any indication.” [Polygon]

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