Decolonize This Place Announces January 26 Town Hall Regarding Whitney Museum’s Tear Gas Problem

Posted: December 27, 2018 in Call to Action, Events, For your information, Solidarity, The Ruling Class Must Be Brought Down!

Decolonize This Place Announces January 26 Town Hall Regarding Whitney Museum’s Tear Gas Problem

The group’s recent letter calls for continued action, adding “Inaction with respect to the art-washing industrial complex of contemporary art makes our field complicit with death, disaster, and destruction.”

by Hrag Vartanian

as reposted from Hyperallergic


graphic from Decolonize This Place

The Decolonize This Place movement is calling for continued action against the Whitney Museum after news that one of the institution’s vice chairs owns Safariland, which is a manufacturer that was supplying tear gas to border authorities that gassed a group of migrants last month. The issue, first reported by Hyperallergic, has caused a wave of protest and guerrilla actions across the city.
On Sunday, December 9, dozens of protesters occupied the lobby of the Manhattan museum, chanting “Fire! Fire! Fire to the colonizers!” while they burned sage and unfurled banners. A few days later artist Rafael Shimunov staged his own quiet protest on the walls of the museum. Other actions in New York City subway stations and elsewhere have also taken place.
The newest letter, published in its entirety below, is calling for a #J26 town hall assembly on January 26, while emphasizing solidarity with museum staff and the “conspicuous silence from many artists, curators, historians, and critics, including those whose work is celebrated for its engagement with themes of politics, social practice, racial justice, and even institutional critique.”

To read the rest of the article go to HERE. 

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