The first thing his gallery colleagues asked when he emerged from the elevator: Was the art okay?
“This feels like a loss,” said Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch while touring the museum, flagging several errors in how curators have presented the history of torture and interrogation.
Being an art handler means belonging to a patchwork quilt of professional networks, but translating goodwill into solidarity requires significant effort. One day, you might have to entrust a colleague with your life.
The art world conditions its workers to accept subpar safety standards and low salaries in the name of high culture. And because art handlers frequently hop from institution to institution for jobs, issues are typically handed off to the next wave of workers.
Over the summer, Hyperallergic interviewed dozens of art handlers about the variable conditions of their workplaces. This week, we are bringing their stories of accident and injury into the light.
The video has received more than 2.4 million views. Its creator says that the logo was found by searching for Trump/MAGA on Google.
The Hirshhorn Museum exhibition, filled with reproductions and plaster casts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, works through the wounds and scars of a gruesome history.
A number of viral photographs claiming to depict the fire devastating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have been misattributed.
The Shed at Hudson Yards and Damien Hirst’s $100,000-per-night Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort made the cut.
What do we call an advertisement that becomes and advertisement for another advertisement? Postmodernism?
“If Sojourner Truth is added,” the letter reads, “it could obscure the substantial differences between white and black suffrage activists, and would be misleading.”
Residents in anguish over gender-based violence in Mexico City graffitied one of the capital’s most historic landmarks in an act of frustration against government officials.