Толпы людей стекаются на «Спиральный джетти», NFTs Уорхола стоят $3,38 млн. и многое другое: Morning Links from May 28, 2021

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WITH MUSEUMS SHUTTERED DURING COVID LOCKDOWNS, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) in Utah’s Great Salt Lake became a hot ticket. One day in March of 2020, some 700 vehicles visited the remote site, the Art Newspaper reports. “There was a big increase in visitors during the pandemic, but the uptick has continued,” Kelly Kivland, a former Dia Art Foundation curator, said. (Dia helps care for the storied earthwork; Kivland was just named chief curator of the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio.) It sounds like people are behaving themselves while visiting, but Box Elder County has snapped up 10 acres nearby to add parking and toilets—a thoughtful move.

RESEARCHERS HAVE IDENTIFIED WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS the earliest evidence of humans engaging in “regular, small-scale conflicts,” Science News reports. Skeletons from a cemetery known as Jebel Sahaba in Sudan, which date back 13,400 and 18,600 years, exhibit signs of combat injuries, both healed and not, according to a new paper in Scientific Reports. Эти травмы, вероятно, были нанесены «каменными копьями, остриями стрел или в ближнем бою» (что звучит неприятно). Насилие могло быть результатом нехватки ресурсов, вызванной экологическими изменениями.


David Adjaye, the architect behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the forthcoming home for the Studio Museum in Harlem, received the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in a virtual ceremony. Among the speakers were U2 frontman Bono and President Barack Obama, who called the NMAAHC “genius, pure and simple.” [Dezeen]

After four years as director of the Israel Museum, Ido Bruno is stepping down. Следующий директор еще не выбран. [The Times of Israel]

Каждый год, когда в Израиле был создан новый музей.

The five controversial NFTs that the Andy Warhol Foundation minted for digital works that the artist made on an Amiga 1000 computer around 1985 sold for about $3.38 million at Christie’s. [Пресс-релиз/Art Daily]

The artist Arturo Luz, who created one of the first commercial galleries in the Philippines, in 1960 in Manila, and who the founding director of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, has died. [ArtAsiaPacific]

With shows now running at Gladstone on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Humlebaek, Denmark, Arthur Jafa got the profile treatment. До недавнего времени «я был неудачником, по большому счету, в своем собственном сознании», — сказал он. [The New York Times]

The sculptor Uri Aran, who showed with the now-closed Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York (like Jafa), has joined Andrew Kreps Gallery. [Пресс-релиз/Art Daily]

“Did paying a ransom for a stolen Magritte painting inadvertently fund terrorism?” Пристегните ремень безопасности, прежде чем нырнуть в этот стеб. [Vanity Fair]


FOR DECADES, THE WHEREABOUTS OF A HOUSE that graced the garden of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1950 were unknown to the institution. Now the airy, modernist structure, which was designed by architect Gregory Ain, has been найдено в Кротон-он-Хадсон, New York, thanks to the research work of historian George Smart, the New York Times reports. “I knew that it was a famous house,” its owner since 1979, Mary Kelly, said. «Этот дом не был потерян. It’s been here all this time.” The Times paid a visit, and it’s now filled with art, and largely unchanged since its MoMA star turn. Он выглядит великолепно. [The New York Times]

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