Former publisher Knight Landesman is no longer a co-owner of the publication. He was accused of sexual harassment by Schmitt and at least eight other women in 2017.
The novelist transforms the magazine into an ambiguous symbol of everything its reader might lack.
Amanda Schmitt, the former Artforum employee who claims she endured years of sexual harassment from once publisher Knight Landesman, will be able to take the publication to court once again.
An art worker offers their take, saying: “We cannot hold those in power to account without a redistribution of that power.”
Amanda Schmitt’s lawyer calls the dismissal of her case earlier this year a misapplication of the law, pleading under New York City Human Rights Law.
Earlier this month, a New York State Supreme Court judge dismissed Amanda Schmitt’s lawsuit against Knight Landesman, co-owner and former publisher of Artforum magazine.
Amanda Schmitt, a former Artforum employee, accused Landesman of sexual misconduct occurring during and after her career at the magazine. Her claims were backed by eight other women.
Artforum released a statement distancing itself from former publisher Knight Landesman. Attorneys for former employee Amanda Schmitt responded.
The feminist art collective We Are Not Surprised calls on the magazine to sever all ties with former publisher Knight Landesman, who stands accused of sexual harassment by numerous women.
A few months after news broke about sexual harassment allegations against Knight Landesman at Artforum, some want to sweep the realities of the issue under the rug.
On Monday, Landesman filed a motion calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former Artforum employee, Amanda Schmitt, who claims he sexually harassed her.
The public letter criticizes “an art world that upholds inherited power structures at the cost of ethical behavior.”