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Morning Links: Trouble at the Lithuanian Pavilion Edition

The Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

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Money

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]

Artists

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]

Photography

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]

Miscellaneous

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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