Morning Links

Morning Links: Nuclear Fallout Edition

A nuclear power plant after sunset.


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The Rubell Family Collection’s new 100,000-square-foot home will open in Miami right before Miami Basel this year. Its name: the Rubell Museum. [ARTnews]

The painter Joe Overstreet, who cofounded Kenkeleba House in Manhattan’s East Village, has died at 85. [ARTnews]

Here’s how the upcoming Virgil Abloh exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago came about. [Chicago Tribune]


Niraj Chokshi: “How can you tell if a painting is a modern forgery? Nuclear fallout may hold a clue.” [The New York Times]

From the wires: “Billed as ‘one of the most exciting artists of our time,’ Ai-Da differs from generations of past masters in one inescapable way: she is a robot.” [France 24/AFP]

The Talent

Marc-Olivier Wahler has been named director of the Geneva Museum of Art and History. He most recently led the MSU Broad Museum in East Lansing, Michigan, from 2016 to 2019. [Artforum]

Artists Writing

Molly Crabapple on the ongoing battle over sex work: “American sex workers are today more organized, and more oppressed, than they have been in years.” [The New York Review of Books]

Here’s Sam McKinniss’s contribution to the “Bellwethers: The Culture of Controversy” series of talks at the Drawing Center in New York. [Affidavit]


Some of Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell’s art has taken the form of purchasing bad debt—predominantly short-term payday loans. [The New York Times]

On a related note, pay-day lenders in the United States are celebrating “the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers.” [ProPublica]

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