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Morning Links: Stockhausen Edition

Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1994.

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News

Following an investigation, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston said it would ban two members and make changes to procedures and training programs in response to visiting students who said they encountered racist comments from staff and visitors and that they were closely followed through the museum. [ARTnews]

Facebook suspended the account of artist Kate Kretz for posting works she made by transforming red “Make America Great Again” hats into a Nazi armband and a Ku Klux Klan hood. [The Hill]

Painter Jeff Elrod is “charged with grabbing a woman’s breast in the Texas town of Marfa—and his trial is looming amid a movement to overhaul sex assault laws in the Lone Star State.” [New York Daily News]

People

Alexandra Lange reviewed a new biography of Bauhaus School founder Walter Gropius. [The New York Times]

The late collector and patron Sheila Cruthers “never finished school, but by the time she died in 2011, aged 86, the former shop girl from regional Western Australia had made a major impact on the lives of women artists.” [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Performance

Some 15 hours of Stockhausen’s epic opera cycle, Licht, will be performed in Amsterdam. The rehearsals have been intense. [The New York Times]

Criticism

Aruna D’Souza reviewed the current Whitney Biennial, whose artist roster is majority non-white for the first time. “Much will be made of such demographic facts,” she writes, “but to me they say less about ‘diversity and inclusion’ than about the curators’ refusal of affirmative action for mediocre white men, a policy that has seemed to guide so much museum programming everywhere and forever.” [4 Columns]

Three years after they reopened following extensive construction work, John King revisited the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He writes, “The former has small quirks and contrasts that add an element of surprise; the latter does an efficient job presenting large quantities of art.” [San Francisco Chronicle]

And here’s Taylor Renee Aldridge on Jenn Nkiru’s film BLACK TO TECHNO (2019). Aldridge will be in conversation with Nkiru and others at Norwest Gallery in Detroit tonight. [ARTnews]

The Hamptons

Stephanie Krikorian: “Why the Hamptons won’t have another rosé drought this summer.” [New York Post]

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