Controversy swirling around the firing of Kimberli Meyer and the pausing of a major work of art is currently distracting us from the conversation we need to have about art and social justice.
Dr. Nizan Shaked is professor of contemporary art history, museum and curatorial studies, at California State University Long Beach. Her book The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art, was published by Manchester University Press in 2017. She is currently working on Museums, the Public, and the Value of Art: The Political Economy of Art Collections, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic Publications."
Why I Am Resigning from X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and the Problem with 356 Mission’s Politics
The publication’s board is scheduling an event at an establishment boycotted by a long list of grass-roots organizations in Boyle Heights.
How to Draw a (Picket) Line: Activists Protest Event at Boyle Heights Gallery
A meeting of the Artists’ Political Action Network failed to take into account its location in a neighborhood that’s been mired in gentrification controversy for quite some time.