Morning Links: Napkin Art Edition

Napkin art. CHARTLOTTE BIRNBAUM/STERNBERG PRESS

Napkin art.

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Napkin art has been around since 1643, when Matthia Geiger wrote a guide for how to fold napkins into complicated forms. [NPR]

The Poly Culture Group, a Chinese conglomerate, is a shockingly large player in China’s art scene. [The New York Times]An 8,000-square-foot warehouse in Ibiza will become a gallery called La Nave, thanks to Lio Malca. [The Art Newspaper]As the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum comes closer to solving a heist from 20 years ago, it also faces a $1.5 million roof renovation after a harsh winter. [Artforum]Ane Hjort Guttu at Bergen Kunsthall. [Contemporary Art Daily]To promote its Baroque art collection, the Cincinnati Art Museum is having a contest for who can post the best selfie based on a Hendrick Ter Brugghen painting. [WLWT]Adolf Hitler was once rejected from art school. Two Hungarian neo-Nazis tried to visit the academy Hitler applied to, and they didn’t get in either. [CTV News]NK Guy has been photographing art at Burning Man since 1998. [Vulture]A new book called Destruction Was My Beatrice looks at how Dada blasted open art-world traditions and styles. [The Daily Beast]One woman on art therapy’s impact: “I could talk about rape or torture or being sold as a child prostitute, being used for child pornography… but it stayed inside of me and tormented me. When I painted, it left me.” [Minnesota Times]

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13 August 2015 | 12:47 pm – Source: artnews.com

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