Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Springtime is finally here and my roundup this week reflects a very eclectic week of art news ranging from the announcement of the Canadian representatives to next year’s Venice Biennale of architecture, to a peek at New York’s Spring/Break Art Show, to the sad news of curator Okwui Enwezor’s passing. Also, it was very difficult to ignore the college admission cheating scandal, and the fallout (which I assume we will be talking about for years to come). I’ve also been paying attention this week to the auction of George Michael’s art collection— many will recall his death on Christmas Day in 2016. He was a big art collector, and the auction of his work told the story of his tastes and the support he showed emerging artist— the Youtube click I provide contains the full footage of the event. I’ve also included a fantastic review of the Hilma af klint retrospective exhibition currently running at the Guggenheim in New York. It was one of several exhibitions I attended on my visit to the city a few week’s ago, and the reviewer does a wonderful job reflecting on the painter’s complicated legacy. Finally, I round out my picks with a Guardian article exploring the turn to sadness as a theme in current hip hop music, an examination of “experience” as the new goal of many museums (also a research area I have been delving into a lot for the past few years), and a cautionary interview with one of the inventor’s of the Internet about how the rise of hate speech on the web has come about. As all of us saw with the horrific death of 49 people in the mosque shooting in New Zealand this past week, we all have an obligation to speak up and help bring continuing awareness to subcultures of intolerance and xenophobia globally.