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Morning Links: ‘Vexing Self-Contradiction’ Edition

Still from A Bigger Splash, 1976.

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Activism

On Tuesday evening, activists held an action at New York’s El Museo del Barrio calling on the museum to address the needs of its community. [ARTnews]

As part of ongoing protests in Hong Kong over a bill that would allow China to extradite fugitives in the region, the Hong Kong Artists Union called on arts organizations to close so that their employees can join the activism. [Artnet News]

Interruptions

A Kentucky art group is appealing the city of Louisville’s decision to move a Confederate monument to a location that has less visibility. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio closed on Tuesday because of a power outage. [Cleveland.com]

The Critics

“Kiss My Genders,” a group show at the Hayward Gallery in London focused on contemporary artists breaking down gender binaries, gets a five-star review from Jonathan Jones, who writes, “It touches, in profound ways, on what it is to be human.” [The Guardian]

Of Life of David Hockney: A Novel, a new book about David Hockney by Catherine Cusset, Deborah Solomon writes, “The book’s title is a droll provocation, as well as a vexing self-contradiction. How can a book about an artist be both a biography and a novel at the same time?” [The New York Times]

Museums

The Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have started a partnership through which four works from the institution’s holdings will be installed at the basketball team’s new arena. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Artists

John Michael Boling and Cory Arcangel discuss Culturesport, an animation studio that produces, among other things, a series about a chatbot seeking world domination, thanks to the help of teenagers. [Interview]

Mary Max, the wife of artist Peter Max, has died in what some reports are calling a suicide. [The New York Times]

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