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.
“The Whitney is being funded by war waged on our homeland,” one protester said.
On February 16, for a protest organized by BP or not BP?, over 350 activists gathered to urge the British Museum to cut financial ties with British oil company BP.
Over 100 protesters showed up to campaign for the rights of outsourced security staff.
The unionized workers, who have been without a contract since 2017, say the gallery privileges upper management at the expense of other employees.
The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP) says city officials are helping the corporate behemoth steamroll dissent.
The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Grand Palais, Musée d’Orsay, Orangerie, Palais de Tokyo, and Jeu de Paume are boarding up ahead of demonstration on December 8. The Eiffel Tower is, too.
After Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg published a letter to the public asserting the museum, “cannot right all the ills of an unjust world,” Decolonize This Place organized a December 9 protest in solidarity with Whitney staffers.