After Dominican Republic’s municipal elections were abruptly halted, protesters gathered in New York City and around the world to demand electoral transparency and accountability.
For the closing of The Gulf Wars exhibition, one of the participating artists, Ali Yass, planned a guerrilla action to tear his drawings off the walls.
Hundreds of activists occupied the British Museum for a protest lasting over two days straight, coinciding with the BP-sponsored exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality.
A group of around 40 employees quietly entered the Palace of Fine Arts during an event. They silently held up their placards as many in the audience cheered and yelled “contrato digno” — a call for “dignified contracts.”
At the demonstration, dubbed the “platanito protest,” custodians shared stories of working two jobs and still not being able to afford gifts for relatives during the holiday season.
One anonymous employee says it worries him that he has not been paid for six months, despite continuing to do his job and sometimes working late nights.
“Art should be used to make a political statement,” says Andrew Weaver, press director of Miami Climate Strike.
Former employees of the Marciano Art Foundation gathered at Rodeo Drive’s Guess storefront to distribute flyers about their unionization attempt. Union members staged simultaneous actions in solidarity on the East Coast.
Albertina Martínez Burgos, who had been covering the Chilean government’s attacks on its citizens, was found dead in her home in Santiago. Her camera, laptop, and notes were reportedly missing from the crime scene.
Evo Morales made the Wiphala one of the country’s two official flags in 2009. Now, forces that have taken over Bolivia desecrate the emblem, while the resistance waves it proudly.
As artists discuss the role of contemporary art in times of revolution and rally on the streets, 20 leading arts organizations issued a statement of solidarity with protesters across Lebanon.
Over 50 protestors gathered outside the Ford Foundation’s Manhattan headquarters, responding to the foundation president’s statements in support of New York City’s plan to close Rikers Island prison complex and build smaller detention facilities in its place.