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.
In the open letter, they write, “The evidence is clear, more jails – no matter how ‘humane’ – lead to higher rates of incarceration, perpetuate the disruption of families (especially in communities of color), and are harmful to human health.”
On Friday, September 20, around 200 art workers, many of whom have been staunchly urging UK institutions to divest from oil sponsorship, left work and took to the streets to take part in the world’s largest-ever climate protest.
Creative communities in Hong Kong and beyond have made poignant works of art and internet memes in support of the anti-extradition bill protests.
One protestor promised, “If you take peace from the people, we take peace from you.”
“Indigenous people and other people of color are violently under attack by Warren Kanders’ manufactured weapons of terrorism,” the protesters said in a statement.