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.
Some have criticized the racist monument’s planned relocation to North Dakota, near land seized from Indigenous people.
More than a year after the Manhattan museum promised to remove the long-disputed statue, it still stands.
Against the view of Manhattan’s skyline, messages read: “Defend Palestine”; “Defend Sheikh Jarrah”; “All Eyes on Palestine”; and more.
The campaign is a collaboration by members of 12 activist-artist organizations, including Decolonize This Place, Forensic Architecture, and MoMA Divest.
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.
Kanders, who was ousted from the Whitney board last summer after months of protest, says he will sell certain divisions of Safariland.
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.
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.”
Organized by Free CUNY and the People’s Cultural Plan, protesters called to eliminate police presence in schools, subways, and museums.
For its fourth annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour, Decolonize This Place reiterated its demands that AMNH remove its controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt
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.