The activist group says that the new museum is being “built on the back of exploited, indebted, and abused workers.”
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Gulf Labor Criticizes Guggenheim’s Silence on Migrant Workers’ Rights
Months have passed since the Guggenheim broke off six years of negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition over migrant workers’ rights in Abu Dhabi.
Guggenheim and British Museum Refuse to Work with Human Rights Groups on Abu Dhabi Projects
Many reports have emerged of harsh labor conditions during the construction of museums on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, but the cultural institutions involved are showing no interest in discussing these violations with leading human rights groups.
Protesters Shame Guggenheim and Its Trustees with Light Projections [UPDATED]
Last night, in a visually dazzling act of public protest, the artist-activist groups Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.) and the Illuminator turned the spiral facade of the Guggenheim Museum into a projection screen.
Guggenheim Breaks Off Negotiations with Gulf Labor Over Migrant Rights
On April 13, the Guggenheim Board of Trustees informed the Gulf Labor Coalition that it will no longer negotiate with the group regarding the living and working conditions of the workers who are and will be building its museum in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Labor Hips Venice Biennale Visitors to UAE Labor Abuses
VENICE — On Wednesday the Gulf Labor Coalition held the first in a series of four panels it is organizing as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale.
The Guggenheims Helsinki and Abu Dhabi: A Telling Tale of Two Outposts
The Guggenheim Helsinki will likely become the third museum of the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s global armada.
60 Art World Luminaries Pressure UAE on “Chilling Precedent” Set by Recent Bans
The directors of some of the world’s most important art institutions, including the Tate and MoMA, have written a letter to UAE-affiliated art organizations asserting that “artists and academics should be allowed free passage to conduct research and work that is done in a peaceful and productive manner.”
As Third Member Is Refused Entry to UAE, Gulf Labor Renews Pressure on Guggenheim
The news that a third member of the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition was barred from entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has many people wondering what this means for the future of the Gulf nation’s growing art community.
Artist Walid Raad Denied Entry into UAE, Becoming Third Gulf Labor Member Turned Away
Today, Hyperallergic spoke to artist Walid Raad, who informed us that three days ago he was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as he tried to attend the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meetings.
The Guggenheim and Protesters Both Respond to #GuggOccupied in Venice
VENICE — Friday’s three-hour occupation of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice by arts and activists organizations resulted in a brief meeting between a number of protesters and members of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection staff.
Gulf Labor and Other Arts Groups Occupy Venice’s Guggenheim #GuggOccupied
VENICE — At 10:20am this morning, two boatloads of artists and activists occupied the dock landing of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (PGC) in Venice.