10 interesting links from around the Web #026

From my daily browsing and reading time, I selected ten links that I found interesting both in the cultural and digital realms (and at their intersection). As you will see, the subjects travel from Dakar, to Hong Kong to São Paulo and more. This is a weekly feature. I hope you enjoy it.

  1. We Spoke to the ‘Anguished’ Barcelona Residents Fighting to Prevent the Completion of Gaudí’s Famed Sagrada Familia
    The locals’ bag of tricks includes an alternative architectural plan for the entrance to the famous basilica.
  2. Centre Pompidou to open contemporary art museum in Saudi Arabia
    The Paris institution’s latest outpost is part of drive to rebrand the Middle Eastern state
  3. London museums struggling to regain visitors after Covid closures, our survey shows
    The Art Newspaper’s annual Visitor Figures survey has found the National Gallery has lost more visitors since 2019 than any other art museum worldwide
  4. Artists and designers fill derelict São Paulo apartment building with installations
    Brazilian developer Somauma has converted three floors in the Virginia Building in downtown São Paulo into an installation featuring the work of more than a hundred artists and designers for Design Week São Paulo.
  5. Discover Dakar: from African art to rooftop hangouts and hidden culinary gems
    In Dakar, colonial style meets modernity, and a new city is emerging. Wallpaper* contributor Emeline Nsingi Nkosi takes us on a tour of the must-see spots
  6. Wangechi Mutu’s fantastical creatures take over the New Museum
    Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Intertwined’ at the New Museum, NYC, until 4 June 2023, is a major survey spanning the full breadth of the Kenyan-born American artist’s work
  7. Take Ai Weiwei’s Middle Finger Anywhere in the World
    A new collaboration between the artist and Avant Arte invites users to flip the bird anywhere and everywhere on Google Maps.
  8. Banksy Created His Latest Artwork on a Rundown Farmhouse by the British Seaside—Only to Have It Immediately Destroyed
    Contractors overseeing the planned demolition say they had no idea the painting was the artist’s work.
  9. Salone del Mobile 2023 will be conceived as a city
    Salone del Mobile 2023 (18-23 April): new cultural programme announced for the fair, as well as a radical rethink of Euroluce to become a benchmark of future fair models. Preview of Salone del Mobile 2023, Fuorisalone and more
  10. ‘Hong Kong Is Rolling Out the Red Carpet:’ Art Basel Returns With an Inflatable King Tut and Collectors Still Hungry for Ultra-Contemporary Art
    A major Asian museum snapped up an Elizabeth Peyton painting for $2.2 million on the first day of the fair.

If, during your travels through the Wild Wild Web you find a link that catches your attention, let me know. I’ll take a look and, if I also find it interesting, it will make the following week’s list.

Image: ‘Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined,’ 2023. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Courtesy New Museum (Image credit: Dario Lasagni)

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