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Look at the ‘What to read this week: ’29 JAN – 04 FEB’ – a weekly list of articles worth reading found online by Contemporary Lynx Team.

 

Olafur Eliasson Brings an Immersive Light Installation to Smog-Filled Beijing in His First Solo Exhibition in the Chinese Capital

By Kate Brown / The ArtNet

Set to open at the Red Brick Art Museum in March, the show features a new site-specific piece.

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Olafur Eliasson, photo by Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Olafur Eliasson, photo by Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

 


Non, Merci! French Artists and Cultural Workers Reject Giant Jeff Koons Sculpture

By Benjamin Sutton / The Hyperallergic

In an open letter, 24 artists, curators, politicians, and more called for the costly and logistically complex project to be scrapped.

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Jeff Koons, “Bouquet of Tulips” (2016), polychromed bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum; sculpture dimensions: 34 ft 1 1/2 in, (38 ft 3 in with base); width: 27 ft 3/4 in; depth: 33 ft 4 3/8 in (image © Jeff Koons, courtesy Noirmontartproduction, 3D rendering of the work in situ)

Jeff Koons, “Bouquet of Tulips” (2016), polychromed bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum; sculpture dimensions: 34 ft 1 1/2 in, (38 ft 3 in with base); width: 27 ft 3/4 in; depth: 33 ft 4 3/8 in (image © Jeff Koons, courtesy Noirmontartproduction, 3D rendering of the work in situ)

 


First Interview: Artforum’s New Editor-in-Chief David Velasco

By The Ssense

Talking partygoing, portland teenhood, and loving/hating the art world with Sarah Nicole Prickett

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David Velasco, Photography: Marcelo Gomes

David Velasco, Photography: Marcelo Gomes


How Long Do People Really Spend Looking at Art in Museums?

By Isaac Kaplan / The Artsy

Roughly 16 years ago, two researchers wrote about a paradox they observed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lisa F. Smith and Jeffrey K. Smith—now both professors at the University of Otago—had been studying how visitors experience museums for years. They focused on the way museum-goers thought about their jaunts through white-walled institutions and extolled the cognitive pleasure that came with looking at art. The Smiths found that visitors professed to love museums, describing the experience as “incredible,” “breathtaking,” “outstanding,” and “a thrill of a lifetime.”

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Photo by Igor Miske.

Photo by Igor Miske.


Will ‘Loving Vincent’ Be Appreciated in Its Time? The World’s First Painted Film Takes Van Gogh to the Oscars

By Sarah Cascone / The ArtNet

Some 125 artists painted the movie frame by frame.

Biopics are a dime a dozen come award season, but Loving Vincent, about iconic Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, stands apart from the field as the world’s first-ever fully painted full-length movie. That ingenuity has been rewarded with a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film at the upcoming Academy Awards, taking place in Los Angeles on March 4.

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Vincent Van Gogh played by Robert Gulaczyk. Courtesy Good Deed Entertainment and Loving Vincent

Vincent Van Gogh played by Robert Gulaczyk. Courtesy Good Deed Entertainment and Loving Vincent


Flight of Fancy

By The Present & Correct
A bevy of old airline labels.
A bevy of old airline labels.


From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

ART AND FILM LOVERS UNITE

By Michalina Sablik

We have not seen such a slew of successful films about art – and contemporary art to boot – in a very long time. This autumn, distribution companies are busy catering to cinema and art aficionados and presenting to them the premiers of their award-winning films. As it turns out, filmmakers seem to be inevitably drawn to the philosophical underpinnings and the splendor of the art world. Still, motion pictures about art are typically biopics of tortured outsiders who embody the myth of the ‘Great Artist’. However, new subjects, such as institutional critique and art manifesto, have recently emerged in cinema. Therefore, we are pleased to present to you our list of highly-recommended films to see on a dark autumn night.

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Cate Blanchett, ' Manifesto', dir. Julian Rosefeld, movie, 2015.

Cate Blanchett, ‘ Manifesto’, dir. Julian Rosefeld, movie, 2015.

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