The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

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Heather Phillipson. Photo James O. Jenkins, courtesy the artist.

BEST
The Mayor of London announced five nominees for the Fourth Plinth, England’s most visible public art commission, in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Madonna called on a Scottish artist to help her voice her thoughts about the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as US President on social media.

Former Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones is a mother for the first time, at age 64.

Nasty women everywhere may take some comfort: a show at New York’s Knockdown Center raised some $50,000 for Planned Parenthood.

There’s news of major renovations in European capitals. The Pompidou Centre will get a $108-million overhaul to celebrate its 40th anniversary; the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice will be looking great anew when visitors head to the Biennale this year; and the Eiffel Tower will get a major makeover, to the tune of $317 million.

Screenshot from 'Yolocaust.'

Screenshot from ‘Yolocaust.’

WORST
President Donald J. Trump’s team reportedly plans to propose a budget that would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts.

People take grinning selfies just about everywhere, including at Holocaust memorials, as this viral website points out. It’s called (sigh) Yolocaust.

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York is having a hard time holding on to directors. Jorge Daniel Veneciano is out as the head of the New York institution after just four months. His reason for leaving may surprise you.


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