Is Tate Modern Becoming an Oversized Playground?

Inside the Politics of the Queens Museum – Robin Pogrebin profiles Queens Museum director Laura Raicovich, the rare museum leader who is unafraid to take political positions, particularly on immigration and DACA. Raicovich has also been accused of anti-Semitism over the cancelation and reinstatement of an Israel-sponsored event. (New York Times)

London’s Imperial War Museum Intervenes in Memorial Plan – The London museum is asking for the planned £50 million Holocaust memorial and educational center to be reconsidered because it might pose too much competition with its own Holocaust center, slated to open nearby in 2020. (The Guardian)

Is Tate Becoming an Oversized Playground? – Michael Glover feels ambivalent about the “noisy mayhem” that is SUPERFLEX’s playground installation at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. A successor to Anish Kapoor’s comical trumpet installation in 2002 and Carsten Höller’s unforgettable 2007 slide project, SUPERFLEX’s creation, he writes, is “infantilism writ large.” (Independent)

V&A Director Proposes Pedestrianizing Exhibition Road – Following a traffic accident that left 11 people injured last Saturday, Tristram Hunt is calling for the full pedestrianization of Exhibition Road, which is home to the V&A, the Science Museum, and many other institutions. The current traffic arrangements are “confusing, dangerous, and unsatisfactory,” he says. (The Art Newspaper)

ART MARKET
Artists Team Up for ‘Lottery’ Hepatitis C Trust Auction – The UK national charity is holding a mystery auction of 1,250 postcards created by both emerging photographers and photography legends such as Martin Parr and Wolfgang Tillmans. At an exhibition ahead of the sale, members of the public can buy a £50 lottery ticket for a chance to win a work by one of the greats. (designboom)

Heritage Auctions Expands San Francisco Office – The collectibles giant—the world’s third-largest auction house—will expand its San Francisco office to accommodate its expanded staff and services. Comics, comic art, and coins are particular growth areas for the region. Read more

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