Morning Links: Grand Bassam Edition

Grand Bassam. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Marat Guelman, the Moscow–based contemporary art dealer who announced recently that he will close his gallery, along with two of his colleagues, speaks with The Telegraph. Eighty percent of his clients now live outside of Russia, he said. “Most wealthy people in Russia are either state bureaucrats or affiliated with the state and they’re not interested in revealing their income, so they don’t collect.” [The Telegraph]

The Occupy movement has arrived at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. The exhibition’s artistic director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, has welcomed the group, while also asking its members “to take responsibility for the space that they have the right to occupy, to consider the City of Kassel and the other visitors of Documenta in a worldly spirit of germination and flourishing.” [LAT]

The board of directors at Chicago’s Renaissance Society has a new president: Greg Cameron, who is chief operating officer of Chicago public television station WTTW and previously served as deputy director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. [ArtDaily]

New Jersey as photographer’s muse. [NYT]

Guardian Jonathan Jones critic hunts down the greatest of all British art. [Guardian]

Unesco adds 26 new sites to its World Heritage List, including Xanadu and the original capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the town of Grand Bassam. [The Art Newspaper]

Debate at Berlin’s Gemaeldegalerie centers over planned removal of Botticellis, Titians and Rembrandts to make way for 20th-century art. [Bloomberg]

Morning Links: Grand Bassam Edition