Week 14 . Pedro Lasch . Of Saadiyat’s Rectangles & Curves


Of Saadiyat’s Rectangles & Curves, or Santiago Sierra’s One Sheikh, Two Museum Directors, Three Curators, One University President, Two Architects, and One Artist Remunerated to Sleep for 30 Days in 13 x 14 foot Windowless Room with Shared Bathroom and No Door (2013).

This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks is by Pedro Lasch
To download, print, or simply see a higher resolution version of the work, please click here
The unlimited edition print is part of Lasch’s ART BIENNIALS & OTHER GLOBAL DISASTERS project and has been designed specifically for 52 Weeks. Lasch and his collaborators in Beirut have also been displaying the 52 Weeks of Gulf Labor poster and its regular calendar updates in the context of the ART/WORLD/DISASTER exhibition at the AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery between November 28, 2013 and January 19, 2014. This message is timed to be the closing component of that exhibition.

Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum).  

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

To learn more visit: www.gulflabor.org

Please read and/or sign our petition

For additional information, please email: contact@gulflabor.org

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