In protest against the Whitney’s refusal to disassociate from Warren Kanders —the vice chairman of the museum’s board and the owner of Safariland, a manufacturer of tear gas cannisters and smoke grenades that were used against asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border this past November—W.A.G.E. is urging artists to withdraw their work from the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
From top: Safariland tear gas found at the border and Whitney director Adam Weinberg, 2018, poster; Decolonize this Place, W.A.G.E. and Chinatown Art Brigade protest invitation, 2019. Images courtesy Decolonize this Place, W.A.G.E. and Chinatown Art Brigade.