Gulf Labor Responds to Guggenheim Breaking off Negotiations

Press release (PDF) here: Timeline (PDF): Guggenheim Breaks Off Negotiations with Gulf Labor On April 13, 2016, Guggenheim Board of Trustees unilaterally severed negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition (GLC). In a conference call, the Guggenheim1 informed GLC that they will no longer meet with us, nor listen to our proposals about the living […]

Building Solidarity

Paula Chakravartty, a member of Gulf Labor Coalition, responds to an article published in ArtFCity on June 3rd titled, “Too Little Too Late: The Art World’s Letter-Writing Campaign to the UAE.”


December 2016 TAZ: Miserable Working Conditions The New Yorker: The Gulf Art War: New Museums in the Emirates raise the issue of workers’ rights Walker: “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Campaign: On Gulf Labor and Western Museums in the Middle East.”  October 2016 Hyperallergic: “Gulf Labor Criticizes Guggenheim’s Silence on Migrant Workers’ Rights” August 2016 […]


June 2016: Guggenheim, British Museum end relations with human rights NGOs April 2016: Gulf Labor critiques PwC’s 4th annual monitoring report April 2016: G.U.L.F. resumes protests after Guggenheim refuses to engage with GLC April 2016: The Guggenheim severs negotiatons with Gulf Labor Coalition March 2016: Gulf Labor research cited by ILO in report on forced labor in UAE November 2015:  “The […]

Letter from Documenta Curators to Institutions in the UAE

July 2, 2015 TO: HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE. CC: Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, NY, USA. William Mack, Chairman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY, USA. John Sexton, President, New York University, New York, NY, […]