Michael Rakowitz Pauses Video at MoMA PS1 in Protest Over “Toxic Philanthropy”

January 13th, 2020

Artist Michael Rakowitz paused his video at MoMA PS1 this past week, part of a protest against museum board members he says are engaged in “toxic philanthropy.”  “I did not receive their permission, but it is my right as the artist and the work may not be altered without my permission,” Rakowitz says. “Removal of the statement or presenting the video unpaused would be damaging the work…. This is a destructive act.”

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