G.U.L.F. Occupies Guggenheim, Museum closes rather than talk

May Day ActionAt noon today, a group of artists and activists including members of the Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction unfurled a large parachute and dropped thousands of On Kawara-influenced flyers marking May Day 2015, in the atrium of the Guggenheim Museum,  while demanding to meet with a member of the institution’s board of trustees to discuss the labor conditions at its Abu Dhabi site.

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Some of the multilingual On Kawara-influenced flyers dropped in the Guggenheim atrium during today's protest.

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http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/artsbeat/2015/05/01/on-may-day-protesters-at-the-guggenheim-vow-to-occupy-the-space/

http://animalnewyork.com/2015/protesters-occupy-the-guggenheim-demand-end-to-slave-labor-at-museums-satellite-site-in-abu-dhabi/

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/1/protesters-occupy-new-yorks-guggenheim-over-gulf-labor-abuses.html

http://qz.com/396401/activists-protesting-labor-exploitation-on-saadiyat-isl
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http://observer.com/2015/05/may-day-protests-occupy-and-shutdown-the-guggenh
eim-museum/


http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1146947/labor-activists-occupy-guggenheim-new-york-link-to-live#

Guggenheim Museum Responds: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/press-room/releases/6421-statement-from-the-solomon-r-guggenheim-foundation

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