Kanders, who was ousted from the Whitney board last summer after months of protest, says he will sell certain divisions of Safariland.
Neal Sher accuses the Whitney’s leadership of being complicit in “unlawful conduct, harassment, threats and intimidation” against Kanders. He was disbarred by the District of Columbia in 2003 but practices in New York after a period of disciplinary suspension.
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The students drew parallels and connections between the museum’s board of trustee’s vice chair and other board members at their universities
Over 100 artists, including participants of the upcoming biennial, have added their signatures to an open letter released earlier this month calling for the removal of the weapons manufacturer as a vice chair.
Warren Kanders’s wife, Allison, simultaneously resigned from the museum’s painting and sculpture committee. The news comes after months of protests and an emerging boycott, with eight artists withdrawing from the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Also, Forensic Architecture says it has found a bullet linking Kanders to violence in Gaza, Pope.L is seeking more than 100 volunteers to participate in a crawl across Manhattan, and more.
Members of the research group say their “Triple-Chaser” video at the Whitney Biennial is part of an ongoing investigation into violence at the Israeli-Palestinian border.
The protesters occupied the C subway line from East New York to Chelsea, and were confronted with large police forces at the final stop. One protester was arrested.
In the wake of Warren Kanders’s resignation from the board of trustees, the eight artists wrote to the museum curators permitting their work to remain in the galleries.
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Meriem Bennani, Nicole Eisenman, and Nicholas Galanin say that the museum has failed to adequately respond to the Warren Kanders controversy. Following the announcement, Eddie Arroyo, Christine Sun Kim, Agustina Woodgate, and Forensic Architecture announced their withdrawal.
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