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Morning Links: Mysteriously Appearing Seward Johnson Sculptures Edition

Seward Johnson sculptures in San Diego, California.

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Surprise!

Seward Johnson sculptures have mysteriously turned up in a vacant lot in Philadelphia, causing some to wonder whether a previously unannounced museum may soon appear in their place. [Philly.com]

Some 40 Catholics protested at the opening of a Marina Abramović retrospective in Poland under the pretense that the artist is a Satanist. Their protest involved “just silence and some extremely quiet prayers,” according to a representative for the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu. [Artnet News]

Leonor Antunes will represent Portugal at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Curating her pavilion is João Ribas, who left the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art last year amid controversy. [ARTnews]

The Talent

Larry Ossei-Mensah, the well-loved senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, tells the New York Times that these days he’s “particularly thinking about artists who function on the margins. That could be black and brown artists, that could be queer artists.” [The New York Times]

Expansions

Could collector Budi Tek’s Yuz Museum be growing? Some sources suspect that Tek is opening a second branch of the museum on Chongming Island in China. [The Art Newspaper]

Nancy Olnick and TJ Parker have been added to the board of RxArt. [ARTnews]

Hidden Gems

Traveling through one terminal of Mumbai Airport, it’s easy to miss one truly special attraction: an art museum. On any given day, attentive travelers can see various Indian artworks from the collection of the Jaya He, GVK New Museum. [The New York Times]

On the occasion of his 100th birthday, two exhibitions are showcasing art by the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Market

Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery has added Maria Berrio, whose work was shown at the 2017 Prospect New Orleans triennial, to its roster. [ARTnews]

The Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz, Austria, is staging an exhibition about its first director, Wolfgang Gurlitt, who was a dealer of Nazi-looted art. [The Art Newspaper]

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