Here are the 6 most intriguing stories for art lovers for Monday morning.
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Maria Balshaw, Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Maria Balshaw, Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

TATE TO NAME MARIA BALSHAW AS NEW DIRECTOR TO SUCCEED SEROTA..

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. 


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FROM POP TO HOUSE AND BACK: A STARTER GUIDE TO POLISH ELECTRO.

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. 


 

Stik (in peaked cap) poses with the young artists in front of the Children’s Community Mural in Gdansk

Stik (in peaked cap) poses with the young artists in front of the Children’s Community Mural in Gdansk

‘GIVE AS BACK OUR ART!’ PETITION LAUNCHED OVER MISSING STIL MURAL. 

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. 


 

Courtesy of Parade Deck Films, banksy, what to read

Courtesy of Parade Deck Films

‘SAVING BANKSY’

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. 


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INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA T. SMITH

By Ciara Moloney / THE WHITE REVIEW

Californian artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) is something of a performance art legend. Read more.


 

Leonardo Cremonini, Parentesi, 1962, watercolour and gouache on paper, 32 x 40 cm, what to read

Leonardo Cremonini, Parentesi, 1962, watercolour and gouache on paper, 32 x 40 cm

REAL ABSTRACTION 

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. 

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