Adam and Eve Get Their Junk Back, Is Istanbul’s Art Scene Finished? …And More

Adam and Eve, depicted in the Sistine Chapel.

Adam and Eve, depicted in the Sistine Chapel. Wikimedia

A 16th century book that depicts Adam and Eve nude was later overpainted by some prudish but unidentified owner. Now, a British museum was able to remove the overpainting, digitally. Not sure we get it, but hey, the unclothed couple can now be seen, rightly ashamed of their junk and discovering original sin, at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. (The Guardian)

Istanbul was supposed to be an emerging global art city. Following the recent coup attempt, not so much. Art fair Art International cancelled its 2017 instantiation earlier this year, and while Contemporary Istanbul seems to be on still for this fall, they did not reply to a request for comment. (Art Net News)

The Swiss Institute, 86ed by Jeffrey Deitch, will hold shows at a temporary space in Tribeca. (ArtNews)

Pharrell Williams and John Zorn are just some of the interdisciplinary contributors to the Guggenheim’s “Works & Process” series; tickets go on sale tomorrow. (New York Times)

Nelson Saiers, our favorite hedge fund manager-turned-artist (ok, he’s actually the only one we know), has an exhibit up at Alcatraz that looks at the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. (The Art Newspaper)

The Smithsonian is actively seeking a beer historian. (Art Net News)

Museums should be smaller and follow individual histories, not be reflections of a faction or nation or state’s fictional narrative, Orhan Pamuk told the International Council of Musuems in Milan. Smaller narratives relating to individuals are richer, anyway, he argued. Like reading a novel instead of an epic. Sure, why not? (The Art Newspaper)

Adam and Eve Get Their Junk Back, Is Istanbul’s Art Scene Finished? …And More