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Morning Links: Infuriating Art Edition

John Waters.


The Met

Roberta Smith reviewed the Met’s “ ‘The Tale of Genji’: A Japanese Classic Illuminated,” describing it as “glorious,” “sumptuous,” and “full of rare loans from Japanese institutions.” [New York Times]

Andy Battaglia interviewed Met director Max Hollein about the exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” [ARTnews]

Friday Reads

Look into John Waters’s art collection. Of his collecting practice, he said, “Each one of these pieces relaxes me and makes me tense at the same time—which is what art should do. All art that works infuriates people at first.” [New York Times]

Here’s an opinion piece on the recent prevalence of shows of queer artists at major institutions, such as David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney, Robert Mapplethorpe at the Guggenheim, Derek Jarman at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool. Hannah Williams argues, “These institutions have not fought the status quo; rather, they are now recognizing artists who have already become part of the artistic canon.” [Elephant Magazine]


Nate Lowman has joined David Zwirner. [ARTnews]

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery now represents Wong Ping. [ARTnews]

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Dutch Jewish art collector and dealer Marei von Saher, allowing the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California to keep two Nazi-looted Lucas Cranach the Elder paintings. [The Art Newspaper]

Radical Women

Here’s a look at the art collection of the co-working space the Wing, which is devoted to work by female and non-binary artists. Among them:Vaginal Davis, Marilyn Minter, and Tschabalala Self. [Garage]

The ICA London is hosting an exhibition focused on Kathy Acker. Through the link below: a guide to some of the writer’s many radical texts. [Eye On Design]

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