Morning Links: Fish Fry Edition -ARTnews

Bowl depicting a man holding a cup and a Flowering Branch, 10th century, attributed to Iraq.


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The Market

The United Kingdom’s art market saw increases in both imports and exports in 2018, but trade in the industry has not yet returned to the highs of 2015, according to customs figures. [The Art Newspaper]

The insurer ARIS has developed a new offering called Know Your Title that provides research to potential buyers about the provenance and legal history of artworks. [ARTnews]

Phillips named Graeme Thompson as worldwide head of jewelry. He’s based in Hong Kong and is coming from Bonhams, where he had the title of director of jewelry in Asia. [Press Release/Phillips]

Big Shows

Hans Ulrich Obrist visited Drake, who paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle on his Post-It post and performed a spectacle-filled concert. [Instagram / Instagram]

The first group of artists were announced for the 2020 Biennale of Sydney, including Tony Albert, Leuli Eshraghi, Arthur Jafa, Lisa Reihana, and more. [Broadsheet]

The 2019 edition of Performa in New York will focus on the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and feature work by Korakrit Arunanonchai, Ed Atkins, Nairy Baghramian, and more. [ARTnews]

Andy Battaglia took a deep dive into Gagosian’s Arakawa show in New York. “There’s a fabled story that he gets to New York with $14 in his pocket and Marcel Duchamp’s phone number,” Gagosian director Ealan Wingate said of the Japanese-born artist. [ARTnews]

The Critics

Christopher Knight called on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to reject LACMA’s planned redesign. “The proposed building is smaller than the buildings it will replace, and it cannot be expanded,” he wrote. “When it is done, LACMA is done.” [Los Angeles Times]

Peter Schjeldahl visited the T. C. Cannon show at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, “a retrospective full of exciting surprises.” [The New Yorker]

Jerry Saltz reviewed “The Young and the Evil” at David Zwirner, writing that it’s “an overdue reintroduction to a number of artists whose work is rarely on display.” [New York]

And More!

Behold: Photos of Thomas Bayrle’s show at Gavin Brown’s space in Rome. [Contemporary Art Daily]

And here’s Bayrle at Dépendance in Brussels. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Indian just closed, but it’ll be back in two years, and Condé Nast Traveller has a formidable list of places to dine while visiting the area, “from fish fry and toddy to lesser-known delicacies.” [Condé Nast Traveller]

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