Morning Links from July 24, 2019 -ARTnews

Boris Johnson.

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Politics

With Boris Johnson having been named the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, British artists are worried for their country’s future. Michael Elmgreen, of the duo Elmgreen & Dragset, said, “It is ridiculous to hear him being so nationalistic now; it didn’t seem to bother him that big chunks of London were sold off to foreign investors during his terms as mayor.” [The Art Newspaper]

James Rondeau, the Art Institute of Chicago’s director, on why his museum delayed an exhibition of Native American Mimbres pottery: “The postponement represents our awareness of the extraordinary learning curve, where as a museum we had to say, ‘We know a lot; we don’t know enough.’ ” [Artnet News]

David Hammons

In conjunction with a current show at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, David Hammons is putting out a limited-edition set of Ornette Coleman’s jazz music. [ARTnews]

Museums

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is reportedly attempting a daring act: “Tearing itself apart in plain view, but hiding the mess.” [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Here’s a quick profile of a chemist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who is trying to come up with a “Rosetta stone of volatile chemicals that are in modern materials, so we can determine what levels are problematic for different types of art.” [National Geographic]

Pictures

See images of the exhibition “Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism and Spacemaking” at ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, California. [ARTnews]

Money

The Portland Art Museum in Oregon has settled a $4.6 million lawsuit in which the institution alleged that a caretaker had stopped a benefactor from giving a major gift to the institution. [Portland Press Herald]

The caregiver will appeal the Portland Museum of Art case. [Portland Press Herald]

Artist and philanthropist Jane Walentas…

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