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Morning Links: Documenta 15 Edition

The Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, which is typically the central location of Documenta, in 2017, during Documenta 14, with Banu Cennetoğlu’s piece BEINGSAFEISSCARY (2017) along its architrave.

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News

Ruangrupa Artist Collective will curate Documenta 15, which will run June 18 through September 25, 2022. [ARTnews]

Yesterday evening, Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum was evacuated due to a bomb threat.  [Artforum]

The company that commissioned Kristen Visbel’s famous statue Fearless Girl is suing the artist for making replicas of her work, claiming breach of contract and copyright infringement. [UPI]

Beirut-based Serwan Baran will represent Iraq at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]

São Paulo collector James Kung Wei Li has donated several pieces of Latin American art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collector’s father acquired the pieces when he was a Chinese ambassador in South America. “Our family has been on the receiving end of America’s largesse, and I thought that it would be good to repay,” he said. [The Art Newspaper]

Exhibits

Deborah Solomon writes on the new Jasper Johns exhibit at Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea: “You would have to turn to Edgar Allan Poe to find an American artist more in touch with the grave. Yet the show doesn’t feel lugubrious, perhaps because Johns has been prolific and inhabits the new work so vividly.” [New York Review of Books]

Your Mirror: Portraits from the I.C.P. Collection explores the history of portraiture before the digital age from “Wanted” ads to commissioned family photos. [New York Times]

Looks like the largest collection of Supreme skatedecks, bought last month for $800,000 at Sotheby’s by 17-year-old collector Carson Guo, is going up in an exhibit in Vancouver in 2020. [Observer]

Food For Thought

Can artificial intelligence create true art? Sean Dorrance Kelly, philosophy professor at Harvard, argues it cannot. [Futurism]

A conversation with multimedia artist Y. Malik Jalal, who is inspired by mysticism and religion. [Burnaway]

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