Artists and Critics Support Anti-Trump #J20 Art Strike

Artists and Critics Support Anti-Trump #J20 Art Strike
#J20ArtStrike

An impressive lineup of artists and art critics have pledged their support to the rapidly growing #J20 Art Strike movement, which aims to disrupt US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 with what is described as “an act of non-compliance” – an intervention calling for the inauguration day closure of museums, theaters, concert halls galleries, studios, art schools, and non-profits.

“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. “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,” it states.

Current signatories include the likes of artists Allora and Calzadilla, Chloe Bass, Mel Bochner, Noah Fischer, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Marilyn Minter, and Richard Serra as well as the critics George Baker (UCLA), Yve-Alain Bois (Institute for Advanced Study), Hannah Feldman (Northwestern), Andrew Ross (NYU), Hrag Vartanian, and Andrew Weiner (NYU).

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