Weekend Art Digest: Vol. 20

Hand-picked content from the world of art for your weekend reading and viewing.

Art + Design -

As Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’ (yes, that banana duct-taped to a wall) makes it way to the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, this piece in The New York Times sheds light on the challenges that conservators face when dealing with works made with perishables


When legendary American photographer Gordon Parks got unprecedented access to photograph the legendary Muhammad Ali in 1966, what emerged were nuanced and intimate portraits of grace, charm, wit and far-reaching inspiration. Check out these picks in The Guardian from an ongoing exhibition. 


To make a statement against our self-obsessed actions and current models of thinking, Toronto-based painter Toni Hamel portrays our unending pursuit of futility with a delightful dash of satire. Head over to Colossal for a look at some of her gems. 


Our attention is the new oil. Check out this video on Aeon for a 4-minute summary of how our attention has come to be the most prized commodity of our times - and the all-out war raging to gain a share of it. 


Image: Unknown author / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL


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