The company’s mastery of the art market’s smoke and mirrors is its most impressive illusion.
The experiential exhibition company, a major employer in the Santa Fe arts scene and subject of a number of lawsuits for its workplace conditions, announced staff changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “immersive experiences company” received the job training grant as it deals with two potential class-action suits, wage theft violations, and CEO turnover.
The city ordered the immersive arts group to pay its former employees more than $17,500 for violating labor laws.
The lawsuit alleges that the corporation subjected them to discrimination and unfair pay practice, wrongfully firing them after each brought their complaints to senior staff.
While it is admirable that a group of artists has been able to be so monetarily successful, we have to ask: What is Meow Wolf doing for culture as a whole?
As an artist and maker, as well as a writer and someone who understands the deeply rooted desire to touch the art, I was heartened to discover The House of Eternal Return.
Meow Wolf has evolved from a ragtag group staging low-budget shows into a multimillion-dollar operation that employs more than 150 people.
SANTA FE — Inside an old bowling alley here, in an industrial district a few miles south of the well-trodden, gallery-lined Canyon Road, there is a house.
ALBUQUERQUE — Last week, George R.R. Martin, writer of the Game of Thrones books, made his second multimillion-dollar property investment in Santa Fe’s entertainment and tourism industry.
SANTA FE — This is a city best known for a gallery circuit saturated with Southwestern and traditional American Indian art; it may be less apparent that there is a dynamic contemporary art scene emerging in this bucolic desert town.
CHICAGO — If a tree grows in Brooklyn, a cave populated by neon flora ‘n fauna blooms in Chicago by way of New Mexico.