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Morning Links: Trouble at the Lithuanian Pavilion Edition

The Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.



Organizers of the Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which won the coveted Golden Lion, are cutting down on live performances the opera “Sun & Sea (Marina)” due to financial difficulties. [The New York Times]

A 59-page indictment against Chicago alderman Edward Burke, who has been charged with attempted extortion, alleges that “Burke threatened to oppose an increase in the admission fee for a Chicago museum after the museum failed to respond to the alderman’s inquiry about an internship there for a child of a friend,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Though the institution was not named, the newspaper reports that details in the charges “make clear it was the Field Museum.” [Chicago Tribune]

A New Jersey house designed by Marcel Breuer is on sale for $1.2 million. The dwelling is based on a model home the architect made in 1949 for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. [Curbed]

Ivanka Trump took to Instagram last night to share that she was “blown away by Pollock” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. [Instagram]


Here’s a Q&A with artist and model Natalie White, who is using her practice to fight for the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. [ARTnews]

The Guardian reviewed the ongoing Frank Bowling retrospective at Tate Britain in London. Jonathan Jones writes that the artist’s work “is sensual yet hefted with truth.” [The Guardian]

Jordan Casteel’s favorite painting is Alice Neel’s Faith Ringgold (1977). She explains why in this video. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]


A piece on photographer Graciela Iturbide’s life, career, and captivating portraits taken in Mexico. Discussing her aesthetic choices, she has said, “What I see in black and white is more truthful to me.” [The New Yorker]

A new online platform for the Arab Image Foundation, a Beirut-based archive of Middle Eastern photography, makes 22,000 images from its collection available and searchable. The foundation holds over 500,000 images in total. [The Art Newspaper]


Amid calls to remove a 13th-century anti-Jewish relief from the facade of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, where Martin Luther once preached, art historian Insa Christiane Hennen said, “The problem of modern-day anti-Semitism cannot be solved by removing these medieval objects.” [The Art Newspaper]

Alan Faena, founder of Buenos Aires’s Faena Art Center, talks about his personal collection in this interview with the Times. Among the highlights is a portrait of Faena that Julian Schnabel created using shards from broken saucers. [The New York Times]

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