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Morning Links: Axe-Wielding Douglas Gordon Edition

Critics didn’t really like Douglas Gordon’s new play, so the Turner Prize–winning artist axed the walls of the theater where it’s having its run. [Manchester Evening News]A Lego artist has recreated Justin Bieber’s nude Instagram photo using the artist’s preferred … Read More


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Morning Links: Aboriginal Art Edition

“MoMA’s union members are using Instagram to emphasize the human dimension of the often murky business of contract bargaining.” [Hyperallergic]An Aboriginal art collection sold for over $2 million in a historic Sotheby’s auction in London. [ABC News Australia]The British Museum has reopened the Waddesdon … Read More


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Morning Links: Sound Sanctuary Edition

A recently discovered 500-year-old engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a lira da braccio. If authenticated, the piece would mark only the third contemporary depiction of Leonardo to date. [Livescience]Monica Ponce de Leon will be the new dean of Princeton … Read More


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Björk at the Ruisrock Festival in Finland in 1998.


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Morning Links: Björk Show Edition

Reykjavík’s mayor Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson saw MoMA’s Björk show and would now like to host the exhibition at Reykjavík Art Museum after it closes in New York on June 7. A MoMA spokesperson says that the museum has been “exploring opportunities to tour the Björk … Read More


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A bust of Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.


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Morning Links: Edward Snowden Statue Edition

Director of the British Museum Neil McGregor will be retiring in December, after thirteen years at his post. He is considered one of the greatest directors in the museum’s nearly 300-year history, due to his international developments and his attempts … Read More


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Huguette Caland, Bribes de Corps, 1973. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LOMBARD FREID GALLERY, NY

Arab Spring: Modern Middle Eastern Art Finds a New Audience in the West

One recent morning, art historian Nada Shabout was telling me about her search for a graduate program two decades ago. “When I contacted universities and said I wanted to work on modern Arab art, they would say, ‘What is that? … Read More


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David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


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Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper]MoMA film … Read More


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In Hew Locke’s Blinged-Out Installations, Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place

With a dazzling palette of beaded tapestries, flying boats, and distinctive reliefs of Queen Elizabeth II, Hew Locke comments on the relationship between England and its former colonies Read More


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Micah Ganske, Industrial Ring Habitat, detail, 3-D print made with ABS and PLA polymers. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

B.C. in 3-D: Rise of the MakerBot Printer

Artists and museums experiment with the possibilities of three-dimensional printing Read More


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Everyone’s a critic–or a curator

The duchess, Pompeiians, activists, Oscars, Aaron Swartz, Shepard Fairey and more in links from around the Web Read More