J20 Art Strike: an invitation to cultural institutions
We, the undersigned artists and critics, lend our support to the call for an Art Strike on Friday, January 20, 2017, the day that Donald Trump will assume the presidency of the United States.

The call reads:

#J20 Art Strike
An Act of Noncompliance on Inauguration Day.
No Work, No School, No Business.
Museums. Galleries. Theaters. Concert Halls. Studios. Nonprofits. Art Schools.
Close For The Day.
Hit The Streets. Bring Your Friends. Fight Back.

This call concerns more than the art field. It is made in solidarity with the nation-wide demand that on January 20 and beyond, business should not proceed as usual in any realm. We consider Art Strike to be one tactic among others to combat the normalization of Trumpism—a toxic mix of white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, militarism, and oligarchic rule. Like any tactic, it is not an end in itself, but rather an intervention that will ramify into the future. It is not a strike against art, theater, or any other cultural form. It is an invitation to motivate these activities anew, to reimagine these spaces as places where resistant forms of thinking, seeing, feeling, and acting can be produced.

We address ourselves to the people who make our cultural institutions run on a daily basis, including many of our own friends and colleagues. Those who work at the institutions are divided in multiple and unequal ways, and any action taken must prioritize the voices, needs and concerns of those with the most to lose. However you choose to respond to this call, Art Strike is an occasion for public accountability, an opportunity to affirm and enact the values that our cultural institutions claim to embody.

The disruptions of J20 are just the beginning. They will resonate with the Women's March on Washington, D.C. and other cities on January 21, and will stand as beacons of ungovernability as the darkness of the Trump era descends upon us. Let us assemble for the protracted battles that have long been underway, and those on the horizon.


Signatories (list in formation)

Artists:
Noel W. Anderson
Julieta Aranda
Allora and Calzadilla
Chloe Bass
Mel Bochner
Imani Jacqueline Brown
Paul Chan
Eva Mayhabal Davis
Liz Deschenes
Ricardo Dominguez
Noah Fischer
Andrea Fraser
Coco Fusco
Mariam Ghani
Kyle Goen
Hans Haacke
Rachel Harrison
Joan Jonas
Silvia Kolbowski
Barbara Kruger
Louise Lawler
Simon Leung
Simone Leigh
Nick Mauss
Julie Mehretu
Marilyn Minter
Naeem Mohaiemen
Ken Okiishi
Trevor Paglen
RH Quaytman
Walid Raad
Yvonne Rainer
Shellyne Rodriguez
Cameron Rowland
Marz Saffore
Dread Scott
Richard Serra
Cindy Sherman
Gregory Sholette
Amy Sillman
Cassie Thornton
Caroline Woolard
Anton Vidokle
Betty Yu
Jamie Bee
Tina Dillman
Nada Gordon
Tamara Gayer
Annie Felix
Anne Senstad
Jordan Weber
Cheyney Thompson
Eileen Quinlan
Aliza Augustine
Maximiliano Siñani
Benj Gerdes
Maxwell Graham (ESSEX STREET)
Laura Elkins
Meryl Meisler
Kate Rhoades
Stephi Bones
Andrea Patricia Drechsler
Edward Hillel
Lauren Stroh
John Miller (Barnard College)
Aura Rosenberg
Despina Meimaroglou
Nika Radic
Jeff Kasper
Priyanka Dasgupta
Joyce Conlon
Myles Beecher-Pimental
Abigail Levine
Thomas Hirschhorn
Christine Marmé Thompson
Danica Phelps
Duncan House
LOUDER THAN WORDS (S.A. Bachman+Neda Moridpour)
Yorgos Maraziotis
Jane Black
Alicia Chester
Talib Fuegoverde
Ryan Vahey
Lis Brenner
William Greiner
Ruth Sergel
Renée Stout
Michelle Mayer
Kristine Woods
Carie Lassman
Diane Thodos
Alexandra Leon
Frank Johnson
Tania Bruguera
John Pietaro
Jennifer Rohn
Kim Power
Jochen Gerz
Holly Miller
Karen Donnellan
Sarah Blood
Mimi Lauducci
Richard Williams
Jean Shin
Daniel Temkin
Lucy Sexton
Liz Crossley
Ben Peterson
Jennifer Crescuillo
Drew Heitzler
Leonor Antunes
Lui Shtini
Monica Sirimarco
Nancy White
Janet Ballweg
Justin Brice Guariglia
Anita Thacher
Mimi Bai
Nora Griffin
Sandie Lee Butler
Martha Edelheit
Vázquez
Ken Ehrlich
Rocio Rodriguez
Erin Johnson
Justin James Reed
Paula Stuttman
Kay Rosen
Cheryl Gross
Dave Loewenstein
Carole Feuerman
Paul-Felix Montez
Lauren Gibbons Roll
Conn Ryder
Melanie Flood
A Yeatts Perry
Natalie Bookchin
Kerry Skarbakka
Jp Murphy
Silviana Agostini
Judith Barry
Otari Oliva Baudze
Jayne H. Baum
Edith Beaucage
Ross Bleckner
Adam Broomberg
Michelle Charles
Ken Ehrlich
Hermine Ford
Chris Garofalo
Adam Gildar
Kenneth Goldsmith (ubuweb)
Stanley Greenberg
Abou Farman Farmanian (The New School)
Jon Hendricks
Katherine Jackson
Lewis Koch
Catherine Lee
David Maisel
Amanda Mean
Anke Mellin
Gayil Nalls
Lilla LoCurto/Bill Outcault
Ian Alan Paul
Thomas Rose
Shelley Sacks
Roland Schoeny
Sean Snyder
Michael Tan
Joseph Urbach
Rebecca Weeks
Pete Driessen
Sheida Soleimani
EIDIA, Paul Lamarre, Melissa P. Wolf
Kate Fauvell
Irving Petlin
Norm Laich
Katie Commodore
Xaviera Simmons
Kate Millett
Schandra Singh
Peter Reginato
ED Sontag
Andy Miller
Adriana Varella
Maritza Perez
MOSCO UNO
Neal Curley (ESSEX STREET)
Corban Walker
Raquel Vasquez
Diane Kaganova
Adam Broomberg
Dominic Gora
Jose Urbach
Chris Collins
Ben Wood
Christian Xatrec
Qiana Mestrich
Gelare Khoshgozaran
Alli Miller
Eliane Lima
Eva Bauer
Helen Hill
Alice Valente Alves
Liz Cohen
Cathy Meier Asher
Eric Baden
Peter Rostovsky
Virginia Maksymowicz
Paul Soulellis
Valarie Carey
Mark Rutkoski
Kevin Noble
Soreyda Benedit-Begley
John Willenbecher
Devin Cherubini
Joyce Kozloff
Erik Moskowitz
Avram Finkelstein
Otto Berchem
Ann B. Murphy
David Diao
Ulrike Müller
Jean Carlomusto
Red Hammond
Joan Scherman
Frances Barth
Jan Hashey
Andrea Blum (Hunter College)
Moyra Davey
Nick Nehéz
Dara Birnbaum
Shelly Silver
Blake R Baines
Ralph Lemon
Amy Stienbarger
Donald Moffett
Nathlie Provosty
Lewis Holman
Jill Levine
Laura Neuman
Or Zubalsky
Arias Alea
Drea Howenstein
Dawn Cerny
Eero Hagen
C.T. Jasper
Yoni Zonzein
Irene Christensen
Wynne Greenwood
Perry Bard
Tom Kalin
Quintan Ana Wikswo
Cindy Shih
Eli Thorne
Martha Wilson
Allison Sommers
Sam Lewitt
Lucretia Knapp
Elizabeth Withstandley
Jessie Stead
Cindy Shih
Elena Harvey Collins
Stephen Barker
Ardele Lister
Colin Self
Day Gleeson
Daniela Urem
David Dempewolf
Rebecca Hayes
Karyn Olivier
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Adejoke Tugbiyele
Jane Weinstock
David Maes Gallegos
Robert Yasuda
C.T. Jasper
Luba Drozd
Leslie Fry
Michelle Leftheris
Cheryl Yun
Chris Anthony
Jane Kent
Carlos Motta
Ryan McNamara
Natalia V. Miranda
Hope Sandrow
Gerard & Kelly
Daryl Chin
Marilyn Holsing
Jennifer Riley, Stronger Together
Tauba Auerbach
LJ Roberts
Kaila Howell
Nicole Kempskie
Morgan Ritter
Kelly Kaiser Clingman
Larry Camp
Aleksa Mara
Raphael Fenton-Spaid
Larry Camp
Christian Nagler
Occupy Museums
Gay Isber
Inbal Amit-Palombo
Halsey Rodman
Jessica O'Hara-Baker
Carolee Schneemann
Bernadette Walong-Sene
Marketa Klicova
Johnna Arnold
Christian Nagler
Blake Russell
Polly Apfelbaum
Patricia Manos
Cassie Machado
Tom Judd
Ambre Kelly
Amanda Friedman
David Grubbs
DeeDee Halleck
Alexander Gough-Schnapp
Kelly Correll Brown
Reza Nejati-Namin
Tal Beery
Stanley Greenberg
Carolyn Janssen
Charles Atlas
Anna Dibble
Marilyn Kirsch
Andy Nasisse
Amanda Pratt
Emily Coates
Thomas Cole
Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project
Michael Kelly Williams
Kara Davey
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Nurhan Gokturk
Gloria Deitcher
Claudia Hart
Deirdre Donohue
Damian Lopez
Alexandria Hafner (New Orleans)
Cecilia Mazzocchio
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo
Jo Longhurst
Simona Aru
Vincent Zepp
Marlene McCarty
William Inhand
Ken Knowlton
Hope Tucker
Anna Palma
Jeffrey Hargrave
Ricardo Miranda Zuniga
Jane Reiter
Susan Fenton
Stephen Truax
Carrie Moyer
Tom Goodman
Merav Tzur
Nancy Lu Rosenheim
Julie E. Pincus
Ilich Castillo
Stuart Rome
Caitlin Parker
Katherine Walz
Larry Spaid
Donald E. Camp
Elyse Harary
Anthony Viti
Pedro Lujan
M Berkman
Sharon Church
Jason Andrew Turner
Gregg Bordowitz
Geof Oppenheimer
Oliver Ressler
Carole Herwig
Marsea Goldberg
Robert Fischer
Jon Kessler
Guy Mannes-Abbott
Lina Pallotta
Harold Batista
Rebecca Laine Graham
PaulaWinokur
Brian Block
Carrie Schneider
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (Yale School of Art)
Aliza Shvarts
Jonah Groeneboer
Michael Grieve
Heywood Jablowme
Joy Episalla
Nancy Grossman
James W. Hubbard
Zachary Skinner
Terry Ensor
Kate Pruitt
Marina Berio
Ethan Rafal
Ryan Decker
Jeanne Hilary
Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera
Laurie Simmons
Gregory Steel
Melinda Ring
WRRQ Collective
Jill Galarneau
Jon Kessler
A.L. Steiner
Pamela Klein (Parsons School of Design)
Vivian Bower
Clark Heldman
Vera Lutter

Critics:
Hilton Als
Negar Azimi
George Baker (UCLA)
Yve-Alain Bois (Institute for Advanced Study)
Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley)
Benjamin Buchloh (Harvard)
Harry Burke
Johanna Burton
Douglas Crimp (Rochester)
Ben Davis
TJ Demos (UC Santa Cruz)
Rosalyn Deutsche (Barnard)
Darby English (University of Chicago)
Hannah Feldman (Northwestern)
Hal Foster (Princeton)
Jennifer Gonzalez (UC Santa Cruz)
Megan Heuer
Suzanne Hudson (USC)
David Joselit (CUNY Graduate Center)
Chris Kraus
Pamela Lee (Stanford)
Lucy Lippard
Jaleh Mansoor (UBC)
Yates McKee
James Meyer
Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU)
Steven Nelson (UCLA)
Molly Nesbit (Vassar)
Ann Reynolds (UT Austin)
Judith Rodenbeck (UC Riverside)
Andrew Ross (NYU)
Barry Schwabsky
Stephen Squibb
Claire Tancons
Hrag Vartanian
Andrew Weiner (NYU)
Brian Kuan Wood
Soyoung Yoon (New School)
Benjamin Young
Saisha Grayson
Rebecca Zorach (Northwestern)
Virginia Solomon (University of Memphis)
Marc Herbst
Rachel Churner
Tirza Latimer (California College of the Arts)
Julian Myers-Szupinska
Joel Neville Anderson (University of Rochester, Japan Society)
Leanne Stella
Innessa Levkova-Lamm
Elsabé Dixon
Sarah K. Rich
Diane Thodos
Philip Tan
Kerry Doran
Melissa Gronlund
Seth Kim-Cohen (Art Institute of Chicago)
Saul Ostrow
Nizan Shaked (CSU Long Beach)
Daniel Sherer (Yale School of Architecture)
Jeppe Ugelvig
Octavio Zaya
Edward Vazquez
Rick Heintz
Russet Lederman
Erina Duganne (Texas State University)
Chloe Wyma
John P. Bowles (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Peter Christensen
Julia Robinson
Saskia Verkiel
Ed Halter
Bettina Funcke
Joan Copjec (Brown University)
Anna Dumont (Northwestern)
Craig Saper
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth (Harvard)
Mignon Nixon
Susan Bielstein
Natalia V. Miranda (Sorbonne University/Harvard University)
A. Joan Saab
Katherine Mills
Serge Guilbaut
Patricia Manos
Joseph Tanke (University of Hawaii)
Eunice Williams
Maria Gough
Kenneth White
Alexander and Bonin
Henri ZERNER (Harvard)
Branden W. Joseph (Columbia)
Faheem Haider
Maria Gough (Harvard)
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Rob Slifkin (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)
Amy Sara Carroll
Jiangtao (Harry) Gu
Fred Bohrer
Trevor Stark
Martha Gever
Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi
Christina Crosby
Nicolas Linnert
Ann duCille
Mary Pat Brady
Libby Rosof
David Turturo
Kim Bobier
Robert Brennan
Corinna Kirsch
Kristin Poor
Amy Taubin (SVA)
Lily Tuck
Catherine Lord
Julia Robinson
Matvei Yankelevich
Joan Copjec (Brown University)
Robert C. Rust
Karen Corrigan
Daniel Daley
April Durham
Kaira Cabañas

Other:
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)
Stephanie Snyder, Curator (Reed College Gallery)
Marina Urbach, Curator
Sophie Keir, Curator
Lisa Reznik, Filmmaker
Myriam Vanneschi, Curator
Rebecca Uchill, Curator & Art Historian
Stephanie Snyder, Curator (Reed College Gallery)
Marina Urbach, Curator
Sophie Keir, Curator
Lisa Reznik, Filmmaker
Myriam Vanneschi, Curator
Rebecca Uchill, Curator & Art Historian
Maxwell Graham (ESSEX STREET)
Neal Curley (ESSEX STREET)
Thomas Beard, Curator
Justin Carter, Musician
Joel Sanders, Architect
Richard Einhorn, Composer
Caitlin Gleason, Education and Development at The Kitchen
Geoff Kaplan, Graphic Designer
Natalia Mount
Katie Hood Morgan, Curator
Peter Kruty, Fine Art Printer
Claudia Mueller, Journalist
Mary Evangelista, Curator
Jocelyn Miller, Curator
Hillary Geller, Designer
Anna Pettersson, Librarian
Eva Rado
Camilla Lu, Scientist
Paddy Johnson, Curator
Ludovica Pellegatta, Curator
Marcus Werner Hed, Filmmaker
Barbara Braun
Tish Evangelista, Designer
Beth Handler Riebe, Curator
Elise Armani, Curator
Amy Scholder, Editor
Richard Michael Weisman, Typographer
Valerie Klyman-Clark, Cook
Abigail Christenson, Curator
Anthony Huberman, Curator
Louky and Bart Keijsers Koning (LMAKgallery), Curator
Lauren Kelly
Edmund Cardoni (Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center)
Éric Aubertin
Alejandro Jassan
Jennifer Gross, Publicist
Eleanor Cayre, Art Advisor
Colin Thomson, Curator
Susan Backman
Jamie Harman, Art Advisor
Ariel Meyerowitz, Art Advisor
Christian L. Frock (CCA Center for Art + Public Life)
Natalia Mount (Pro Arts)
Monika Szczukowska (Nika Kowska), Curator
Jesús Fuenmayor, Curator
Nicole Pulichene, Art History Graduate Student


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