After a moment of incredible unity around the #J20 Art Strike, the art community’s protest movements have fragmented as the reality of everyday life under Trump has set in.
Occupy Museums Hosts a Faux Graduation Ceremony at the Whitney Museum
Last Friday, Occupy Museums held a “counter-commencement” at the Whitney Museum of American Art that called attention to student debt and “speculative investment in art and culture.”
An Omnivorous Tour of the 2017 Whitney Biennial
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
Protesters Demand MoMA Drop Trump Advisor from Its Board
Dozens of protesters are demanding MoMA remove the CEO of BlackRock from their board because of his ties to the Trump administration.
At a Museum’s #J20 Event, Hitting the Limits of Inclusivity
On a day of protest, one museum opened its doors for a special event. But was it enough?
A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day
Far from serving as an excuse for self-pity or left melancholy, the Occupy Museums event was an effective counter-inaugural: a ceremony marking a wider commitment to shared struggle.
Occupy Museums Challenges Us to Face Fascism with the #J20 Art Strike
On the eve of the #J20 Art Strike and a solidarity event it’s organizing at the Whitney Museum, the collective has released a statement outlining art’s role in the fight against fascism in the US and around the world.
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.
Art Protest Groups Join Forces for Guerrilla Ribbon-cutting at New Whitney Museum
Last night, The Illuminator was in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to project mayday messages on the facade of the soon-to-be-opened Whitney Museum, while a group of two dozen protesters supported by 23 sponsoring organizations launched a guerrilla inauguration for the “fracked gas pipe museum.”
Liveblogging ‘The Artist as Debtor’ Conference
We’re at Cooper Union today to liveblog the ‘The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism’ event.
Accounting for Artists’ Debt
On Friday, January 23, some of the most progressive thinkers on the topic of the financial realities facing artists will be convening in the Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union university to explore a topic largely ignored in the art world, the artist as debtor.
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.