The documentary has impressive access to contemporary art world figures, but comes up with no good solutions for the many problems it discusses.
Following Social Media Criticism, #MeToo Artwork at Art Basel Removes Image of Assault Victim
Andrea Bowers’s installation Open Secrets details sexual assault allegations that have come to light in the wake of the #MeToo movement, but came under fire for using the likeness of a survivor after her assault, without permission.
Radical Art from the Past Decade, from Tahrir Square to Recife
In MoMA’s Unfinished Conversations, artists around the world engage with today’s political struggles while exposing their personal, cultural, and historical roots.
Focused on Residencies, the Main Museum Tests a Different Model in Downtown LA
Founded by two real estate developers, the Main Museum is a non-collecting institution concentrating on Los Angeles artists.
What Happens When a Museum Gives Away Art for Free?
Take Me (I’m Yours) is a re-staging of a show that first appeared at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995, when it was conceived of by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Christian Boltanski. In this 2016 New York edition, curators Obrist and Jens Hoffmann feature more works by 42 artists.
The Transgender Women Activists of Color in Andrea Bowers’s Iconic Photos
CeCe McDonald is one of the activists featured in Whose Feminism Is It Anyway?, a solo show of work by Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Bowers, now on view at Andrew Kreps Gallery.
The Story Behind Frieze New York’s Decision to Hire Union Labor
After two years of protest, Frieze New York, the American offshoot of the London fair launched by the founders of the British magazine Frieze 11 years ago, will be employing union labor — in part this year and in full in 2015 and 2016.
Did a Few Tweets Force Frieze to Unionize?
On April 9, Frieze New York and city labor unions announced that they had reached a settlement regarding using unionized workers for their fair in May.
After Negotiations, Frieze New York Agrees to Union Labor
After two years of protests regarding its use of non-union labor, Frieze New York announced today that it will be employing union workers for the 2014 iteration of the art fair on Randall’s Island.
Andrea Bowers Protest Letters Taken Down Overnight at Frieze [UPDATE]
The labor headache continued apace on Randall’s Island this morning, as Susanne Vielmetter arrived at her eponymous gallery to find Andrea Bowers’s much-discussed protest letters taken down and the entrance of her cube cordoned off by a white string. “I’m shocked,” she told Hyperallergic, “I never expected this would happen.” Though she says it isn’t clear who is responsible for this action, Vielmetter was particularly dismayed as she had spoken with Frieze co-head Matthew Slotover in the run up to the fair, and he had subsequently engaged both her and Andrea Bowers in a “long conversation” assuring her of the right to display the letters and clarifying the Frieze position that they are not in a labor dispute of any kind.