The letter, signed by artists including Alicia Grullon, Michael Rakowitz, Walid Raad, Dread Scott, and Hans Haacke, says the city failed to consult Indigenous leaders in the state.
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NYC’s Racist Roosevelt Statue Is Gone, But Concerns Over Its Relocation Remain
Some have criticized the racist monument’s planned relocation to North Dakota, near land seized from Indigenous people.
Controversial Roosevelt Monument Doused in Red Paint at American Museum of Natural History
More than a year after the Manhattan museum promised to remove the long-disputed statue, it still stands.
NYC Artists Project Messages of Solidarity With Palestine
Against the view of Manhattan’s skyline, messages read: “Defend Palestine”; “Defend Sheikh Jarrah”; “All Eyes on Palestine”; and more.
Artist Coalition Announces 10-week “Strike” Against MoMA
The campaign is a collaboration by members of 12 activist-artist organizations, including Decolonize This Place, Forensic Architecture, and MoMA Divest.
Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon on Working to Decolonize the Art World
In this two-part conversation, two of the leading activists in the New York art community talk about their lives, work, and what’s next.
Warren Kanders, Former Whitney Museum Vice Chair, Vows to Exit Tear Gas Trade
Kanders, who was ousted from the Whitney board last summer after months of protest, says he will sell certain divisions of Safariland.
In IRS Complaint, Attorney Accuses Whitney Museum of “Smear Campaign” Against Warren Kanders
Neal Sher accuses the Whitney’s leadership of being complicit in “unlawful conduct, harassment, threats and intimidation” against Kanders. He was disbarred by the District of Columbia in 2003 but practices in New York after a period of disciplinary suspension.
Who’s Behind the Media Campaign Against a Decolonize This Place Organizer?
According to the MTL+ collective, articles have discredited their MTA actions and reduced one of its members “to the figurehead of a ‘violent’ Palestinian mastermind.”
NYC High School and College Students Demand “Cops Out!” of Schools
Organized by Free CUNY and the People’s Cultural Plan, protesters called to eliminate police presence in schools, subways, and museums.
Hundreds March from American Museum of Natural History to Metropolitan Museum for Anti-Columbus Day Tour
For its fourth annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour, Decolonize This Place reiterated its demands that AMNH remove its controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt
“If They Build It, They Will Fill It”: Prison Abolitionists Protest Outside the Ford Foundation
Over 50 protestors gathered outside the Ford Foundation’s Manhattan headquarters, responding to the foundation president’s statements in support of New York City’s plan to close Rikers Island prison complex and build smaller detention facilities in its place.