We asked the Guggenheim Foundation for clarification based on yesterday’s G.U.L.F. statement. These are the answers we received.
G.U.L.F. Responds to Guggenheim, Calls on Museum to Open Its Doors to Free Public Assembly
The following statement was emailed to Hyperallergic, and it is a response to Guggenheim Director Richard Armstrong’s statement earlier today:
Guggenheim Responds to Saturday’s G.U.L.F. Protest Action
Today, the Guggenheim provided Hyperallergic with the following statement from Director Richard Armstrong in response to our request for comment on Saturday night’s protest action in the museum by G.U.L.F.
Boycott Group Responds to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Labor Conditions Report
In a statement released earlier this evening, the Gulf Labor advocacy group has responded to a report on labor conditions at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island cultural development produced by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultancy.
‘Independent’ Monitor Releases Report on UAE Museums-Related Labor Conditions
Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), chaired by Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahoon Al Nahyan and a coterie of royal relations, has weathered its fair share of bad press connected with Saadiyat Island, a multi-billion dollar art-and-luxury hub on an artificial protrusion in the Persian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi’s Guggenheim and Louvre Projects Site of Bloody Labor Clashes
LONDON — At least 40 laborers were hospitalized and 25 arrested on Tuesday evening after a violent brawl erupted between workers on Saadiyat Island, in an eruption allegedly provoked by the deportation of strikers and the hiring of “scab” workers in the aftermath of a strike affecting thousands of laborers in May.
Frank Gehry Appreciates the Patronage of ‘Benevolent Dictators’
In an interview appearing in the current issue of Foreign Policy and posted to the publication’s website on Monday, Frank Gehry admitted that he was “reluctant” to participate in the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project, citing the distance and the fact that the “cultural issues seemed so different.”