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Preview what’s going on view this week at Art Basel Miami Beach. [ARTnews]

Artist Michael Rakowitz has called for MoMA PS1 to “press the pause button” on his video work in the exhibition “Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011,” in order to raise the issue of MoMA’s board membership and its relationship to “toxic philanthropy.” (PS1, which has a separate board from MoMA, has declined his request.) [The Art Newspaper]

Laid-off workers from the Marciano Art Foundation in L.A. staged a protest on Black Friday in front of a store selling wares by Guess, the clothing company whose founders include Marciano brothers Paul and Maurice. [Hyperallergic]

Abstract painter Byron Kim won this year’s Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize. [ARTnews]

Issues

Some women in Baltimore are taking issue with the Baltimore Museum of Art’s recent pledge to buy only art by women in 2020. “As Audre Lorde warned us, ‘the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,’” said Nancy Proctor, executive director of the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. [Citylab]

The Guardian looked into overcrowding at museums and institutions and found “irate gallery-goers in London and beyond [who] tell us why they’re giving up.” [The Guardian]

Calvin Tomkins profiled David Hammons for the New Yorker—showing how, “by eluding the art world, Hammons has conquered it.” [The New Yorker]

Shows

The work of feted folk-art quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, “will travel to the U.K. for the first time next year for an exhibition showcasing art and artists from America’s Deep South.” [The Guardian]

While working as a janitor at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Arizona, Tom Kiefer collected belongings seized from captured border-crossers. Now they’re part of exhibition titled “El Sueño Americano / The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer” in Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]

Misc.

GQ has an oral history of the late rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle—with pictures by photographer Awol Erizku. [GQ]

The Quietus, one of the most interesting and exploratory music publications around, revealed its list of the top 100 albums of 2019. [The Quietus]



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