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.
As Professor Is Denied Entry, NYU Abu Dhabi Faces New Pressure to Evolve
ABU DHABI, UAE — This week the New York Times reported that New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross was denied permission to visit the United Arab Emirates after publishing numerous articles critical of the labor conditions in the region.
UN Investigates Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Parent Company for Labor Abuses
A United Nations body is investigating the alleged abuse of laborers on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates, site of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi projects, among other museum and cultural developments.
90 Human Rights Groups Call for Migrant Labor Reform in Gulf States
Ahead of a meeting of labor ministers from Gulf and Asian states later this week, Human Rights Watch released a call for the reform of laws protecting migrant workers co-signed by 90 human rights organizations and unions worldwide.
Protesters Unfurl Three-Story Banner in Guggenheim Museum
A thirty-nine-foot banner was unfurled in the rotunda of a sparsely-attended Guggenheim Museum this evening, the latest action carried out by the Gulf Ultra Luxury Front (G.U.L.F.) activist group.
Counter-Competition Seeks Alternatives to Controversial Guggenheim Helsinki
As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki.
Emirates Censors International New York Times Over Saadiyat Labor Report
The International New York Times publishing partner in the United Arab Emirates has declined to print the May 20 edition of the paper over a front-page story on labor abuses on the country’s Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
Front-Page NYT Report Confirms Gulf Labor Findings on Saadiyat Island
A front-page investigative story published in the New York Times today has confirmed previous allegations of labor abuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), echoing the findings of the Guardian, Human Rights Watch, and — most recently — the Gulf Labor activist group.
Gulf Labor Monitoring Report Finds Ongoing Violations at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
A report released this morning by Gulf Labor, a coalition of international artists, confirms the ongoing violation of local and international labor laws at the site of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Zayed National Museum, among other institutions.
Guggenheim Spoof Site Targets Abu Dhabi Controversy
A spoof Guggenheim website, globalguggenheim.org, went live this morning with a satirical “Sustainable Design Competition” for the museum’s embattled Abu Dhabi branch.