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A scene from “Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” (Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Comme into Focus

Tonight’s Met Gala kicks off The Costume Institute’s survey of Rei Kawakubo’s delightfully bizarre designs for Comme des Garçons. The museum’s shop is releasing a line of exclusive Comme des Garçons products, including a new Nike sneaker, to coincide with the exhibition.

Private Practice

Commenters have noted that the soon-to-launch Marciano Art Foundation has an eerily similar collection to The Broad, its fellow L.A. private institution.
[Los Angeles County Museum on Fire]

Street Smarts

Elon Musk has released a concept video for his newest idea, which seems like an expensive and complicated—but more private—take on the subway.
[The Wall Street Journal]

Stars and Gripes

Mark Bradford is representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale. Trouble is, he’s not feeling particularly patriotic.
[The New York Times]

Vito Acconci, 1940-2017

Pioneering video and performance artist Vito Acconci has died at 77.

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