The National Gallery of Victoria will no longer work with Wilson Security, though it claims recent protests and petitions did not drive the decision.
Candice Breitz retitled one of her pieces “Wilson Must Go” in protest of the National Gallery of Victoria’s contract with Wilson Security, a company shown to have committed human rights abuses at Australian detention centers.
MELBOURNE — The desert of Central Australia might seem like an unlikely place to find an art cooperative making potent and beautiful pottery.
The American suburbs are already surreal places, perfectly planned roads dotted with identical homes infinitely replicated across the country. In his two-year Suburban project, Australian artist Ian Strange radically transformed these places into something even more otherworldly with paint and flames.
According to The Australian, the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia has rejected a $400,000 bequest because it came with strings attached. The Murdoch-owned newspaper also used the opportunity to point out that the donors are communists.