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Morning Links: Museum of Black Civilizations Edition

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Retracing Art History

For its inaugural show, the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, Senegal, has temporarily brought home some objects that have long been owned by European institutions. “What is important to us is to retrace the history of Africa until now,” the museum’s director said. [The New York Times]

The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Canada has received a major gift of 1,000 works by indigenous artists from collectors Thomas Druyan and Alice Ladner. Five pieces from that gift will go on view at the museum at the end of the month. [The Art Newspaper]

Hauser & Wirth gallery will now represent the Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung, an institute that oversees the estates of Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo. [ARTnews]

Brexit

The Art Newspaper, which has its headquarters in London, has surveyed British artists’ responses to the rejection of British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Anish Kapoor called Brexit a plan “to resurrect Britain’s colonial past,” and said it must be done away with. [The Art Newspaper]

Changes

The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles is rebranding itself as Craft Contemporary. [Los Angeles Times]

Jeff Koons’s studio has moved its offices to New York’s Hudson Yards neighborhood. Because it has downsized its operations, according to sources close to the matter, the studio has laid off employees. [ARTnews]

Lucy Liu

“Lucy Liu’s Longtime but Little-Known Art Practice Is Deeply Moving.” Well, then! [Artsy]

Market

According to galleries set to participate in the fair, Art Stage Singapore has been cancelled days before it was expected to open. [The Straits Times]

Some 350 works from L. D. Brinkman’s collection of Western American art will be sold by Bonhams auction house this February. [Penta]

Here’s a long read about how the Times-Sotheby Index—a now-little-known recurring feature in the New York Times from the 1960s that tracked art prices—shaped today’s market. [Hyperallergic]

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