weekend links: art world philanthropy, specter of immigration, RIP Monofonus

Jane Wong,  Altar  (2019). Image courtesy the Frye Art Museum/ Hyperallergic .

Jane Wong, Altar (2019). Image courtesy the Frye Art Museum/Hyperallergic.

In the art world, big name philanthropists keep paychecks signed and museum lights on. But in as sentiments against the super rich increase, some wealthy are finding themselves kicked out of the game for ethical reasons. Should the art world be reliant on a few super rich donors? [Artsy]

Jane Wong, in her new exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, focuses on being haunted by the past of immigration. By acknowledging the past, Wong seeks to move toward it to reclaim her families' history. [Hyperallergic]

In her debut memoir, This Is My Body, Cameron Hamon writes about her experiences in multiple religious groups throughout her life. Her radically changing beliefs cause her to question her religion, church, and marriage. [The Millions]

If you're in the office and think to yourself, "I could go for a nice painting of some hills right about now," then look no further than the work of Magali Brueder. [It's Nice That]

Jawline follows Austyn Tester as he tries to delve into the social media world, become an influencer, and amass an army of fangirls. The documentary itself is an unnerving, uncanny representation of what the goal for many teenage boys with the right "jawline" has become. [New Yorker]

And some good news and bad news: Austin punks Spray Paint are returning with a new LP, Into the Country, out October 25 via 12XU. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Monofonus Press, the label run by Spray Paint’s Cory Plump, is shutting down. RIP Monofonus Press Weekend takes place November 22-24. And Austin’s cultural landscape continues to shift. [Brooklyn Vegan]

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