Art World Abstracts: Museums Will Take Away Your Power to Selfie, and More!

An actor takes a selfie at a museum. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

An actor takes a selfie at a museum. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

The chairman of the Arts Council in England made a passing mention of a proposed ban on taking selfies in museums — for just an hour a day. The art selfie wars continue apace. [The Telegraph]

Prada Marfa is saved! Now stop posting photos of you jumping in front of it just because that’s what Beyonce did. [The Art Newspaper]

The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is going back to the circus. [The Art Newspaper]

David Byrne skipped the Gwangju Biennale. [Artforum]

On an exhibition of Indonesian art at the Yale University Art Gallery: “But in her first special exhibition since becoming the gallery’s inaugural curator of Indo-Pacific art, Ruth Barnes gives us just enough to appreciate that the works often served a purpose we might not guess, but not so much that we drown in the details of symbolism and ritual.” [WSJ]

“Beginning this semester, students at the University of Missouri will get a hands-on opportunity to study ancient artifacts through a pilot project with the Capitoline Museums in Rome.” [NYT]

Art Moscow is officially off, leaving Cosmoscow as the only international art fair in Russia. See you there. [Hyperallergic]

Art World Abstracts: Museums Will Take Away Your Power to Selfie, and More!