Morning Links: Life Savings Edition

(Courtesy blog.lib.umn.edu)

(Courtesy blog.lib.umn.edu)

Creditors are pressuring the Detroit Institute of Arts to sell work from its collection, lining up $2 billion in bids for the museum’s collection. The city has proposed transferring the institution to a nonprofit in exchange for about $800 million from nonprofits. [Detroit Free Press] 

When SFMOMA reopens after it’s expansion and renovation in 2016, it is planning to do so with a newly enlarged photography center. [NYT]

Monica Hanna, an Egyptian archaeologist, “is drawing attention to the looting in her homeland and to the power of social media to help curb it.” [NYT]

Brooklyn-based painter Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has taken her art project about catcalling to Georgia. [NYT]

An exhibition on homosexuality will open in Senegal, where homosexuality is illegal. [The Art Newspaper]

El Anatsui becomes the first African artist appointed to the Royal Academy as an honorary academician. [Artnet News] 

“Artists Try to Prick Conscience of Drone Operators With Giant Portrait of Orphan in Pakistani Field” [NYT]

“A new trading platform, My Art Invest, is offering clients a chance to be part of the art market without spending their life savings.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Roger Tatley has left Alison Jacques gallery in London to be a director at Marian Goodman’s London outpost, which opens in Golden

Square at the beginning of ‘Frieze Week’ on 14 October. Tatley was at Alison Jacques for nearly five years, before which he worked at Hauser & Wirth and as the editor of Modern Painters magazine.” [The Art Newspaper]

 

 

 

 

Morning Links: Life Savings Edition