Lydia Yee will join Whitechapel, the century-old London gallery, as its new chief curator, the gallery has announced. Since 2007, Ms. Yee has been a curator at Barbican Art Gallery, where she’s presented exhibitions such as “Bauhaus: Art as Life” and “Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene.”
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Dana Jennings takes a look at a number of new art books, including ones by Robert Longo and Ryan McGinley, whose photographs, she writes, “are songs of innocence.” [NYT]
Shepard Fairey’s new mural is unveiled in London’s “Pleasure Garden.” Here’s a slide show of some of the other street art on view. [The Guardian]
Design critic Alice Rawsthorn has a great piece in The New York Times today about the logo for the 13th edition of Documenta, the major art exhibtion set to open in Kassel, Germany, this weekend. Conceived by the Italian designers Leftloft, who are handling the exhibition’s graphic identity, the logo reads as follows: dOCUMENTA (13). Pretty infuriating, right?