Whitney Biennial Artists Call for Removal of Warren B. Kanders from Board

May 2nd, 2019

Art News profiles a group of Whitney Biennial Artists calling for Warren Kanders’s departure from the Whitney Board. “The stakes of the demand to remove Kanders are high and extend far beyond the art world,” an open letter reads. “Alongside universities, cultural institutions like the Whitney are among the few spaces in public life today that claim to be devoted to ideals of education, creativity, and dissent beyond the dictates of the market. Yet, these institutions have been historically entwined with the power structures of settler colonialism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and capitalism.”

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