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Images and Videos Posting on Instagram show several banners unfurled inside MoMA’s atrium. The banners read: “Free Palestine, From the River to the Sea”, “Ceasefire Now”, “Cultural Workers Stand with Gaza”You can also find out more about the following: accusing members of the institution’s board of trustees of funding “genocide, apartheid” and “settler colonialism”.
Around 3:30 p.m., protestors at MoMA handed out over 1,000 custom-printed mock museum guides calling out the museum’s board of trustees—Leon Black, Larry Fink, Paula Crown, Marie-Josée Kravis, and Ronald S. Lauder. The printed statement stated “While MoMA purports ideologies of ‘change’ and ‘creativity,’ the Board of Trustees directly fund Zionist occupation via arms manufacturing, lobbying, and corporate investment. At the same time, the museum derives its legitimacy from artists and cultural workers, including those actively engaged in anti-colonial struggle”.
Fink is the CEO at BlackRock. BlackRock is the largest asset manager on the planet, with $9.42 Billion in assets. It has been criticized for its investments in defense and arms. Black is the founder and CEO of Apollo Global Management. The firm owns a company that specializes in defense and security.
After 2021, Black activists will protest. The chairman has stepped downAfter a review of his contributions to Jeffrey Epstein, he was named chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management. The ARTnewsTop 200 CollectorThe following are some of the reasons why you should consider hiring someone else stepped down as chairman of MoMA’s boardThis year.
Journalist Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeeq Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Afeef Affeef Afeef Afeef Afeef A, a manufacturer for the Wall Street Journal, spoke to a woman named Ariel, who identified themselves as a member of the grassroots political group ACT UP New York—originally formed in response to the AIDS crisis— about how she personally led an affinity group of anti-Zionist Jews, artists, and ACT UP members to the protest at MoMA “because we are all here to take a stand against genocide.”
According to a post on Instagram by Alexa WilkinsonA photojournalist and graphic artist who attended the protest. No arrests were made, and the sit-in was dispersed at around 6pm.
The Writers Against the War on Gaza, and the New York Chapter of the Palestinian Youth Movement organized the protest at MoMA. Protesters read out loud a statement that said “This action builds on the work of Strike MoMA, Gulf Labor, Art Workers Coalition, and more broadly, on resistance movements including the undying fight for Black Liberation, prison abolition, and Indigenous sovereignty.”
Estimates of protestors in the Museum of Modern Art ranged anywhere from “more than 500”You can also find out more about the following: “more than 800” people.
Within Our Lifetime, an independent Palestinian community group, held a preotest in Brooklyn Museum earlier on Saturday.
Photographer Stephanie Keith Posting on InstagramThe following are some examples of how to use “NYPD made about 10 arrests while the protest was in front of the Museum including @protestnsurvive who is a credentialed member of New York City media.”
MoMA and Brooklyn Museum did no respond to ARTnews‘ requests for comment. Writers Against The War on Gaza released a statement via email. “WAWOG does not give comment to publications owned by Penske Media.”
Original content by Artnews.com. “Pro-Palestine Protestors Hold Events at MoMA, Brooklyn Museum”
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