“As veterans of the Gulf War and the ‘Global War on Terror,’ as well as working artists ourselves, this issue is very important to us,” the group wrote in its letter urging for a “realignment of values at MoMA.”
The video artist withdrew from Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011 days ahead of its public opening.
The protestors blocked the entrance to the museum and interrupted traffic on 53rd Street to demand the removal of MoMA trustee Steven Tananbaum, a hedge fund manager accused of profiting from Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.
The protesters gathered outside the museum to call on MoMA and its board member Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, to divest themselves from private prison companies.
Hal Foster, Andrea Fraser, and Tania Bruguera have signed the letter released by New Sanctuary Coalition.
An open letter signed by 15 artists and scholars who participated in the conference targets MoMa board member Larry Fink, whose company BlackRock is invested in two of the country’s largest prison companies.
Initially uninterested in boxing, Fink became hooked on exploring this world of grand ambitions and human vanity.
Dozens of protesters are demanding MoMA remove the CEO of BlackRock from their board because of his ties to the Trump administration.