Artists included in the Gulf Wars exhibition say they were disregarded and demeaned after speaking up against MoMA Chairman Leon Black, owner of a security firm linked to untold carnage in Iraq.
Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011
Examining the Legacy of the Gulf Wars in a Curious Selection of Artworks
While Theater of Operations remains an important exhibition, its inclusion of certain works prompts questions: Who is this exhibition for, and what is it trying to say?
In Letter to MoMA, 37 Artists in Gulf Wars Exhibition Target Trustees
Martha Rosler, Michael Rakowitz, and Laura Poitras are among the artists who call on the museum to separate itself from trustees with ties to private prison companies.
After Being Ignored by MoMA PS1, Michael Rakowitz Paused His Video in Its Gulf Wars Exhibition
The artist posted a statement next to the paused video, demanding two of the museum’s trustees divest from private prison companies and defense contractors.
Artist Phil Collins Withdraws From MoMA PS1 Exhibition in Solidarity With Prison Divestment
The video artist withdrew from Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011 days ahead of its public opening.