With the end of the semester around the corner and spring in the air, I have been casting my attention forward to planning for the London/Venice Biennale Field School. To that end, this week has been full of coverage on the final list of confirmed participants for the much- anticipated art event of the year, and also to the swirling controversies, linked to discussions around spending and compensation for artists. I have included among my weekly links a report discussing this issue, along with key developments at the Guggenheim and Whitney (linked to further museums facing similar protests) in the face of problematic donors and board members linked to art institutions. I round out my picks with a review of a new book discussing painting in the digital age, a look at Kara Walker as new pick for a commission at the Tate Modern, an unearthed interview with Carolee Schneemann, a close reading of a single painting by Jerry Saltz, a review of Jordan Peele’s latest film Us and two fantastic video picks offering a glimpse at a new exhibition on art and technology at MoMA and a studio visit with Frank Stella. Enjoy the content and breath in the fresh spring air!