Morning Links from September 20, 2019 -ARTnews

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Louis Robinson Jr., Local 1714 Recording Secretary, at UAW Local 1112 Reuther, Scandy, Alli union hall (retiree, 34 years in at GM Lordstown Assembly, die setter), Lordstown OH, from “The Last Cruze,” 2019.


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Political Art

Coco Fusco writes on dissident Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara’s battle with the Cuban government, after he was arrested by Cuban authorities earlier this month. Fusco writes, “This new charge signifies another level of pressure, not only against him, but also against the entire artistic community in Cuba.” [Hyperallergic]

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s new show takes a look at autoworkers at a GM plant in Ohio, many of whom have since gone on strike. “Once you see what I reveal about their history, you’ll understand why conservative Republican leaders always attack the [United Autoworkers Union],” she says. [ARTnews]

Forensic Architecture collaborated with the Chicago Invisible Institute to look into the death of Harith Augustus, who died in an altercation with the Chicago police in the summer of 2018.  Their findings are on view at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Invisible Institute’s location on Chicago’s South Side. [Hyperallergic]


In September of 2020, all locations of the Dia Art Foundation in New York City will roll out free admission. [Artforum]

Photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni, known for his aerial photos of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970), died at the age of 77. [The Art Newspaper]

Peter Saul’s first survey show in New York, “Crime and Punishment,” will open in February at the New Museum. [ARTnews]


Jori Finkel sat down with Judy Chicago to talk Agnes Pelton, Hilma af Klint, and the role of women in art history on the occasion of a show of Chicago’s early work at Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles gallery. [New York Times]

Helmut Lang speaks about his new show of sculptures at Von Ammon Co. gallery in Washington, D.C., full of work that uses his fashion archive as source material. [ARTnews]

And More

Lakin Ogunbanwo captures Nigerian brides with ornate, dramatic portraiture. [New Yorker]

What used to be an old jail in Jackson, Mississippi, is set to be remodeled into an art school. [WLBT]

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