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According to documents obtained by Hyperallergic, the Teamsters have decided to renege on their announcement, made at last month’s City Hall press conference, to not target Deutsche Bank in their ongoing fight against Frieze New York’s labor practices. Bernadette Kelly, International Representative of the Teamsters, told Hyperallergic this evening that: “We changed our minds after numerous attempts to reach out to Frieze organizers in New York failed, the avenues available to us haven’t yielded desirable results.”
As a result, Deutsche Bank, the corporate sponsor of the Frieze Art Fair both in New York and London, will be indefinitely targeted as part of the union campaign to reform labor practices at the Randall’s Island event. “Our only alternative is to put as much pressure on Deutsche Bank as possible, including through the year leading into the next fair … On the one hand [Deutsche Bank does] wonderful things for the art community, but as far as Americans are concerned they are one of the leading foreclosers on their homes,” Kelly said.
The Carpenter’s Union has been picketing the Deutsche Bank offices at 60 Wall Street for the last week and a half, and Kelly stated further that the Teamsters plan on picketing the event on Randall’s Island beginning tomorrow, May 9. New York City Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito and Elizabeth Crowley will also be joining the union representatives on the island.
An SFMOMA exhibition raises questions about what it means when museum board members have ties to politicians who support border wall policies.
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum delves into “degenerate” art and art made under duress as part of a thought-provoking yet diffuse exhibition.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
Despite his work’s apparent abstraction, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe insists that “I don’t invent anything, everything I do is my jungle and what is there.”
David Uzochukwu, Kennedi Carter, and Kiki Xue are among the 35 artists whose work will be displayed online and at the festival in Milan, Italy.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
To do so before they have returned the Maqdala treasures and the Benin Bronzes and the Easter Island statues and the Maori heads, before a coherent set of precepts for decolonization has been articulated, would affirm the wrong principle.
“Everybody in Mesopotamia, as far as I understand it, believed in ghosts,” said Irving Finkel, a curator of the British Museum’s Middle Eastern department.