Activist Group W.A.G.E. Calls on Whitney Biennial Participants to Demand Pay After Recent Museum Controversies

January 24th, 2019

The art activist group W.A.G.E., which advocates for artists to be compensated for their labor, has published an open letter calling for artists participating in the 2019 Whitney Biennnial to “demand to be paid for the content they provide and withhold that content until the demands of Whitney staff are met.”  The letter addresses current protests within the museum over Whitney vice chair Warren B. Kanders and his ownership of Safariland, a defense company producing tear gas canisters used against asylum seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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