An international art world that has called persistently for radical socioeconomic change is now faced with it.
For the past decade, along with fellow former members of the late hacker-net artist collective FAT Lab, American artist Evan Roth has been “dedicated to enriching the public domain one mutha-fuckin LOL at a time.”
Editor’s note: For roughly three years, Hyperallergic has been covering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and how it manifests in the art world, including recently during the 31st São Paulo Biennial. The following report outlines recent developments in regards to BDS and the positions of various art-related entities.
The Biennale of Sydney will end its relationship with major sponsor Transfield Holdings, and Biennale Chairman Luca Belgiorno-Nettis has resigned, the Guardian reports. The moves come in response to a growing boycott of the exhibition over its link with Transfield.
Four more artists have joined the boycott of the Biennale of Sydney, and the protest of arts organizations connected to Transfield, a company that manages mandatory offshore detention centers for asylum seekers in Australia, is growing.
Five artists have announced their withdrawal from the Biennale of Sydney, ArtsHub reported today, the latest in an ongoing controversy over one of the Biennale’s major sponsors, Transfield.
A group of artists have threatened to boycott the Biennale of Sydney in protest of one of the exhibition’s major sponsors, a company called Transfield, which contracts with the Australian government to manage mandatory detention centers for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.