Here are the 6 most intriguing stories for art lovers for Monday morning.
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By Mark Brown and Helen Pidd / The Guardian
Maria Balshaw, the hugely respected leader of Manchester’s galleries and a driving force in the city’s cultural renaissance, is expected to replace Sir Nicholas Serota as director of Tate. Read more.
By Laura Studarus / Bandcamp
Its capital city, Warsaw, inspired both David Bowie’s most haunting instrumental and Joy Division’s original name. But as far as original work goes, the international community outside of Poland seems to be largely in the dark about the country’s exceptional musical output. Given the interconnectivity of life in the digital age, we acknowledge that this statement is both absurd and (hopefully) soon to be voided. Read more.
By Russell Parton / The Hachney Citizen
A group of young Polish artists want the mural they painted with Stik to be returned to the town of Gdansk, after it was found ‘mutilated’ and for sale in a West London galery. Read more.
By John DeFore / The Hollywood Reporter
In the publishing world, street art has proven to be profitable fodder: Artists create the colorful work for free, and since it’s all illegal, can’t take action when you go out with a camera and turn their labor into a book you then copyright. The movement, and in particular its anonymous standard-bearer Banksy, is proving equally useful to documentarians: Colin M. Day’s new Saving Banksy is the second doc in less than a year to find a story worth telling about the eponymous prankster. Read more.
By Ciara Moloney / THE WHITE REVIEW
Californian artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) is something of a performance art legend. Read more.
By Mark Fisher / Frieze
From the archive: writer and theorist Mark Fisher, who sadly passed away last week, on the application of theory to the modern world. Read more.