Memphis Brooks Hires LACMA Deputy Director, Martha Stewart Interviews Ai Weiwei, and More: Morning Links for July 27, 2022 – ARTnews | Candle Made Easy

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The headlines

THE NEWS OF THE MUSEUM MANAGEMENT WILL NOT LET. Last week the Met said his director Max Hollein, chief executive will add to his title. Now the Memphis Brooks Art Museum has named its next director, the commercial vocation reports. she is Zoe Kahrwho is currently the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ‘s Associate Director of Curatorial and Planning. Kahr takes the place of Emily BallewNeffwho resigned last year and is now running it Art Museum of San Antonio in Texas. She is tasked with overseeing the institution’s move to a new downtown location, a project with a $150 million price tag. In the meantime, William Underwood Island retires after more than 30 years at the helm Georgian Art Museum in Athens, per ArtDailyand the CEO and Director of Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg in Florida, Kristen A. SchaeferHe resigned there after more than five years Tampa Bay Times.

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ONLY LEGENDS. business women Martha Stewart recently had artists Ai Weiwei on her podcast , and she pointed out that the two have a lot in common: They love food (Ai has apparently cooked for her twice; she hopes to return the favor), they love cats, and among other things they were imprisoned — Stewart by the United States government (following an insider trading conviction), Ai by the Chinese government (under what it described as a tax investigation). However, Stewart was aware that her time in prison “was like going to a children’s camp compared to what you went through.” Either way, they cover a lot in their 40-minute talk, and it’s well worth listening to.

The abstract

That Horniman Museum in London has announced that it will repatriate 72 properties looted from Benin City in 1897 to Nigeria, a move its Chair, Eve SolomonIt was “both moral and appropriate”. The material contains 12 plaques, labeled as Benin bronzes. [The Press Association/Bloomberg and The Associated Press/Los Angeles Times]

Tate She reportedly paid compensation, without admitting liability, to three artists who had filed a complaint alleging victimization, breach of contract and racial discrimination. When they filed the lawsuit, they said that the museum rejected an application from one of them, Amy Sharrocksto collaborate with an artist on a museum project Jade Montserratthe former art dealer has accused Anthony d’Offay, a Tate donor, for sexual misconduct. (D’Offay has denied any wrongdoing.) Tate has stated that the terms of the contract did not allow for such a collaboration. The project was then canceled. [The Guardian]

That Canadian The government is drafting a law reform that would give artists royalties on the resale of their works. Similar programs exist in at least 90 countries, including the UK and France. [The Globe and Mail]

During excavations at Pompeii Archaeologists, who have long focused on upper-class homes, have recently been studying the homes of middle- and lower-class residents. Officials recently detailed their findings in one such structure, which featured both a decorated cistern and a room with earth floors. [The Guardian]

That Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland recently received a drawing by the 17th-century Italian artist Sassolungo as a present. Ah, an eagle-eyed curator of the museum, Daniel Fulk, identified it as a piece stolen in Munich many decades ago. Now on display in the museum, it’s going home soon. [The Herald-Mail]

The kicker

PYRO-AND CRYPTO-MANIAC. As noted late last month in breakfast, Damian Hirst is preparing to burn thousands of artworks that people have given up in exchange for NFTs to stay connected to them. (They could only keep one or the other.) It’s a project that Hirst dubbed The currency. Of the 4,851 pieces he will destroy next month, 1,000 belong to the artist himself, The art newspaper Remarks. In a lively Twitter thread, Hirst said he decided to keep the NFTs instead of the physical parts. He loves the NFT world it seems. Hirst said: “I’ve been in the physical art world for a long time and I expect people to have plans and shit and I’ve seen a lot of nonsense and I’m amazed at how this community has the support and seems to care about the shit.” ” [TAN and @hirst_official/Twitter]

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