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Morning Links: Alicja Kwade Edition

Alicja Kwade.


Around New York

In his review of Alicja Kwade’s rooftop commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Jason Farago notes that the sculptor’s new work “pulls off a . . . compelling synthesis of sculpture, city and universe.” [The New York Times]

The Whitney Museum in New York has launched an online platform for every past edition of the Whitney Biennial. On it users can find digital versions of catalogues and complete artist lists. [ARTnews]

New Ventures

The Paul Klee family is now represented by David Zwirner gallery, which has locations in New York, London, and Hong Kong. [Financial Times]

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, has revealed renderings for its new OMA-designed expansion. The project has been given a price tag of $160 million and will add 30,000 square feet to the museum’s campus. [The Architects Newspaper]

The Canada Museums Association is launching an initiative that puts $1 million toward ventures related to indigenous groups. [The Art Newspaper]


Kazue Kobata, a curator and Artforum contributing editor based in Japan, has died at age 73. [Artforum]

Stonewall at 50

See artworks in the survey “Art After Stonewall: 1969–1989,” which opens at the Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York next week. [Bloomberg]

To complement that exhibition and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, ARTnews’s current issue focuses on queer art today. Included are profiles of Nayland Blake, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Wu Tsang, and a roundtable about Stonewall at 50. [ARTnews]

The Renaissance

“[Renaissance painter Antonello da Messina’s] real subjects are universals rather than particulars: love, despair, sorrow, amusement, and, above all, light. No one, not even Leonardo or Piero della Francesca, has ever paid such penetrating attention to the way light works.” [The New York Review of Books]

Art in Unusual Places

Here’s a look at why two cemeteries—Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Green-Wood in Brooklyn—have begun hosting art exhibitions. [CityLab]

“[Basketball player] Lou Williams eating nachos in masterpiece paintings: a thread.” [Twitter]

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