Brad Pitt shows his art, MoMA's chief curator of photography leaves and more: Morning links for September 19, 2022

Brad Pitt shows his art, MoMA’s chief curator of photography leaves and more: Morning links for September 19, 2022

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THEY ARE PITTS– actor’s artwork Brad Pitt, It is. Some of them are exhibited in Tampere, Finland Sara Hildén Museum of Art, TMZ news. In a new show there, Pitt shows recent work alongside his friend’s sculptures Thomas Houseago, who Pitt reportedly considers a close friend. According to TMZPitt never made it to the opening of the exhibition, which also includes works by the composer Nick Cave. But for those who want to travel to the exhibition, Tampere is just a short train ride from Helsinki.

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SENDING PHOTOS. Curator Clement Cherouxstar Museum of Modern Artwill leave his post as chief curator of photography New York Times news. He is about to head back to France where he will now serve as director Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation; he had only been at MoMA for two years. Ars Technica reports that some artists have begun submitting AI-generated art to photo sites such as Shutterstock in an attempt to “monetize” these works. This may seem pretty weird, but Shutterstock’s terms of use technically allow AI-generated art to appear there for potential licensing by others. The Guardian immersed himself deeply in the photographer’s image William Klein, who died last week. Image taken in Rome on commission for French Fashionhe laid out “just the right mix of monochromatic cool and traffic chaos he wanted”.

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A 1,300-year-old bucking horse statue from China’s Tang Dynasty has undergone scientific analysis and experts from the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio, which owns it, were shocked by what they discovered. The restored statue will be on display at the museum in October. [The Washington Post]

Before his first show in New York in more than ten years in Tempo galleryartist Beatriz Milhazes discussed her latest set of abstractions, which see her embracing diagonals instead of circles. “I needed that provocation,” she said. [The New York Times]

During the pandemic, the painter Frank Auerbach he turned inward and began to make a series of self-portraits. The results that appear in the updated version of the book on Auerbach by William Feaverthey are as formally daring as anything else he has done. [The Guardian]

Alabama Birmingham Museum of Art received two donations totaling $3 million. One of the donations will support the Director of Learning and Engagement, the other will fund the role of Chief Financial Officer. [AL.com]

Meanwhile in Arizona Phoenix Art Museum received $1 million from Men’s Arts Council. The donation, which will help the institution expand its public programs, is the largest single financial gift it has ever received. [AZFamily]

Small MoMA the show is focused on organization Art of YAI, which is dedicated to people with mental and developmental disabilities. “I think art is therapeutic,” he said Jimmy Tuckerparticipant in the show. [CBS New York]

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APPOINTMENT RIGHTS. Museums around the world, from Met to Dadthey started to get rid of their galleries Sackler name. One institution that still has it, however, is Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An activist on Twitter last weekend David Hoggwho often focuses on gun violence, asked why that is, noting that no institution would be named after him El Chapo or Pablo Escobar. He’s not the first to ask the question…Nan Goldin and she eats PAIN the group once protested there, and Cambridge City Council even called on Harvard to remove the Sackler name. So far, Hogg’s tweet has amassed more than 7,000 likes. [Twitter]

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