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.
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.”
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
Dozens of protesters are demanding MoMA remove the CEO of BlackRock from their board because of his ties to the Trump administration.
On a day of protest, one museum opened its doors for a special event. But was it enough?
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
As the official Guggenheim Helsinki design competition drew to a close this week, a rival contest was announced: Next Helsinki.