February 6, 2018
Violence and art have never been strangers. There are countless ways Contemporary Art colludes with power structures. Whether in the relationships built between galleries and developers, or arts funding institutions that rely on resource extraction and labor exploitation, Contemporary Art is not exempt from power and its abuse, and often reinforces it.
Today’s example is Christoph Büchel’s petition, which he deems a tongue-in-cheek “art world critique” by demanding the protection of eight prototypes for the wall marking the border between the United States and Mexico as “national monuments.” The artist has also offered $20 tours of the prototypes, sponsored by his nonprofit called MAGA (a reference to Make America Great Again). On January 29th, Hauser & Wirth—a self-described “leading international contemporary and modern art gallery with spaces in Zurich, London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Gstaad”—uncritically posted the promotional video of the wall-prototype tours on their Instagram and Twitter feeds, referring the viewers to the MAGA website and thereby condoning the artist’s work.
Büchel’s petition, The New York Times’ coverage of it, and Hauser & Wirth’s promotion of the tour, make blatant the failures of Contemporary Art: concerned more with spectacle and irony than critically dismantling oppressive structures that undermine the lives of the most vulnerable. The simple fact that these border wall prototypes—symbols and tools of the white supremacist “Make America Great Again” campaign—can so easily be co-opted into the language of Contemporary Art—as “sculpture,” “land art” or “minimalism”—shows how Contemporary Art is no force in opposition to power and its abuse. Not only do Christoph Büchel, Michael Walker (of the New York Times) and Hauser & Wirth Gallery fail at critique, they reinforce the use of art to euphemize and aestheticize state violence, and mock the lived experiences of those most affected by that violence.
We, the signatories of this letter, want to say it loud and clear that nothing about a xenophobic and white supremacist project, artifact, wall or building should ever be spectacularized and promoted by artists or arts institutions. We know that art institutions have not historically been sites of revolt or resistance. There are cumulative and complex ways in which art institutions and contemporary artworkers are complicit in holding up the oppressive status quo. Yet the support and promotion of violent, white supremacist art is an unacceptable act of violence in itself. Institutions have power, and power requires responsibility. We are deeply affected by, and therefore attentive to, how our institutions position themselves in response to the atrocities of our times, and we are committed to the labor of holding them accountable.
We call on all art institutions to actively shift the status quo of complicity, to work against the promotion of white supremacy by joining us in repudiating these prototypes as "Art". Additionally, we demand an apology from Hauser & Wirth for their promotion of fascism, not as absolution, but as the first step towards reparations. Until then, we, the signatories of this letter, are calling for a boycott of Hauser & Wirth. As writers, we refuse to report on, or write about their exhibitions; as editors we refuse to solicit writing on their shows; as artists we refuse to visit their galleries; as art advisors and curators we refuse to patronize these institutions and will advise our clients to do the same. We, the undersigned, refuse to support Hauser & Wirth for their support, promotion and facilitation of a distasteful and violent project sponsored by a white supremacist group.
We call upon artists and cultural workers to join us in our stance by adding your signature.
Sasha Ali, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los AngelesMorehshin Allahyari, artist & activist, NYCKyle Bellucci Johanson, artist, ChicagoDan Bustillo, artist & writer, Los AngelesAleesa Cohene, artist, Los Angeles Jenna Crowder, artist & editor, Portland, MaineNiloufar Emamifar, artist, Los AngelesArshia Haq, artist, Los AngelesTaraneh Hemami; artist, educator, activist, SFMaryam Hosseinzadeh, cultural worker & tour organizer, Los AngelesAndre Keichian, artist & educator, Los AngelesShirin Khalatbari, artist, BerkeleyGelare Khoshgozaran, artist & writer, Los AngelesMatthew Lax, artist & curator, Los Angeles Nazafarin Lotfi, artist & educator, Tucson Alli Miller, artist, Los AngelesAlexis Mitchell, artist, BerlinNooshin Rostami, artist & educator, New YorkMaybe Jairan Sadeghi, artist & registered nurse, PittsburghOscar Miguel Santos, artist & educator Los Angeles City College, Los AngelesJimena Sarno, artist & educator, Los AngelesJoshua Smith, artist, Los AngelesPenelope Uribe-Abee, artist & educator, Los AngelesMyriam Vanneschi, art advisor & curator, Geneva, Switzerland Samira Yamin, artist, Los AngelesCarol Zou, cultural worker, Philadelphia
Additional signatures as of March 13, 2018, 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST. Submitted signatures will be formatted and approved by a moderator, and updated daily.
Hailey Loman, director, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los AngelesJonathan Molina-Garcia, artist & new media professor, Dallas Dee Lara, cultural worker, Fort Worth Badly Licked Bear, artist & educator, Los AngelesChristina Ramirez, artist, DallasErich Wise, artist, PomonaAmanda Choo Quan, artist & writer, Los AngelesWilliam Sarradet, writer, Dallasgloria galvez, artist & activist, Los AngelesArtemisa Clark, artist, Los AngelesAngela Faz, artist, DallasChristy Roberts Berkowitz, cultural worker & educator, Los AngelesMichal Kamran, artist & organizer, Los Angeles Alan Nakagawa, artist, Los AngelesWeston Teruya, artist, OaklandWeng San Sit, artist & educator, Los Angeles Bean Gilsdorf, artist, writer & editor, San FranciscoJessica Lynne, critic & arts worker, Brooklyn Devin Kenny, artist, HoustonHyunjee Nicole Kim, writer, Los AngelesTracee Johnson, artist & educator, Los Angeles Toro Castaño, docent, California African American Museum, Los AngelesLora Lode, artist & educator, ChicagoZoetina Veal, christian & artist, DallasSteven L. Anderson, artist & gallery director, Atlanta Julio Salgado, undocumented visual artist, Los AngelesEmmanuel Ramos, filmmaker, Los AngelesJessica Ceballos, writer, artist & activist, Los ÁngelesRachel Schloss, university student, New York CityAmy MacKay, artist, Los AngelesMarco Vera, visual artist & educator, Mexicali/Los Angeles Polina Teif, artist, TorontoAvelardo Ibarra, artist, East Los Angeles Isa Knafo, OaklandMatthew Kosinski, poet, Jersey CityNeda Moridpour, faculty, SMFA at Tufts University, BostonClaudia Shao, filmmaker, ProvidenceCarmen Argote, artist, Los Angeles Meagan Thompson, contract educator, Montana Arts Council & photographer, ButteCaitlin Berrigan, artist & professor, New York CitySara Brooks, New YorkKim Zumpfe, artist & educator, Los AngelesDarryl Ratcliff, artist & writer, DallasKean OBrien, artist & educator, Los AngelesNoa Bronstein, curator, Toronto Daniela Cruz, artist, DallasNicole Killian, artist & educator, RichmondAmy Bouse, artist & educator, 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