Morning Links: Arles Edition

A rodeo competitor at the Roman amphitheater in Arles, France, in 1955. (Three Lions/Getty Images)

The inexhaustible Linda Yablonsky reports from the LUMA Foundation’s Doug Aitken performance, with music by Terry Riley, in Arles, France, and LACMA’s Art + Film Gala. [Artforum]

Greg Allen on Congressman Steve King (R–IA) and his Study for a Fence and a Wall (2006). []

Your daily dose of Jonathan Jones, writing here about the exhibition “Light from the Middle East” at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. [The Guardian]

Here’s a slide show of Middle Eastern art stars. [The Guardian]

Taryn Simon talks about her current show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which was at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this year. [LAT]

Thomas Schütte builds a “Holiday Home for Terrorists” in Austria. [The Art Newspaper]

Federal prosecutors try to seize Cambodian statue from Sotheby’s. [NYT]

South African police find $2 million in stolen paintings at a cemetery. [The Independent]

Sir John Eliot Gardiner talks about the relationship between art and music. [WSJ]

Morning Links: Arles Edition