Good morning and welcome back to the frigid cold. After two days of warmer temperatures in New York, we’re expecting snow again. In links, we’re looking elsewhere.
- More than 40 protesters took over the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan during Saturday night’s pay-what-you-wish admission hours. They were protesting the labor conditions on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates, where Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, a franchise of New York’s Guggenheim, is being built. [Hyperallergic]
- Jessica Gross received a writers residency from Amtrak after lamenting that the train service did not have one over Twitter. Her piece on trains as a writer’s garret is now up. [The Paris Review]
- @Museumnerd and @MollyCrabapple are up for Shorty Awards. [Shorty Awards]
- Systematic, a show including the work of four abstract contemporary artists (Cora Cluett, Paul Dignan, Felice Koenig, and Emily Schaefer) opens at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery in Guelph Ontario, March 1st. The show’s already garnered a nod from The Buffalo News. [The Buffalo News]
- Mickalene Thomas discusses her late mother, a muse to her work and force of strength in her life. [Creative Time Reports]
- A new study shows that in Ontario, recent university graduates have fared significantly better in the job market than graduates from other post-secondary institutions. [The Globe and Mail]
- Artnet interviews Curator Jens Hoffmann who has just released a collection of the 50 shows that he believes shaped today’s exhibition-making practices. No word on what any of those 50 shows were and he refers to himself as a math genius. [Artnet]