Sculpting a Controversy
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is discussing the fate of a Sam Durant sculpture that protesters said trivialized violence against Native Americans. According to previous (and now outdated) reports from this past weekend, the Walker’s executive director, Olga Viso, had said the best course of action would be to remove the sculpture. As of now, it remains an open question. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
In response to the Durant controversy, the Walker Art Center has delayed the opening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
[The first link above has been updated to reflect the changing nature of this story.]
Ruben Ostlund’s The Square, a parody of art-world pretense, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. [BBC News]
Sotheby’s will sell an 18th-century Michele Marieschi painting after seven decades of restitution efforts. [The New York Times]
What can the life of gallerist Paul Rosenberg, who resisted Nazi looting during World War II, teach us?
A Mystery in Washington, D.C.
A noose was found this weekend outside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. [Politico]
Tracey Emin: “When I have really bad criticism, it nearly kills me.” [GQ]
“The best way we can honor our veterans is by giving them access to the arts.” [Quartz]
A brief history of how Nicholas Serota turned Tate Modern into one of the world’s most popular museums. [The Guardian]
Karen Kilimnik had a show at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Berlin. Here’s a look around the exhibition. [Contemporary Art Daily]