Gulf Labor statement on Boycott and UAE Travel Restrictions

Gulf Labor statement on the Boycott and UAE Travel Restrictions March 9, 2017 We would like to offer the following statement, as many of our friends, colleagues, fellow signatories, as well as allies within institutions in the region and around the world gather once more in the Gulf this spring. Since 2011 the Gulf Labor … Continue reading Gulf Labor statement on Boycott and UAE Travel Restrictions

Gulf Labor Responds to Guggenheim Breaking off Negotiations

Press release (PDF) here:  https://gulflabor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Gulf_Labor_Press_Release_Apr18.pdf Timeline (PDF): https://gulflabor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Gulf_Labor_Timeline_April18.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 … Continue reading Gulf Labor Responds to Guggenheim Breaking off Negotiations

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.”

Artist, Gulf Labor member Walid Raad denied entry to and deported from the UAE

Statement from Walid Raad: Dear friends, On May 11, 2015, I was denied entry to the UAE at Dubai airport. At Immigration in the Arrivals Terminal, UAE officials pulled me to the side and escorted me to a waiting room. Immigration officers came back two hours later to inform me that I was being denied … Continue reading Artist, Gulf Labor member Walid Raad denied entry to and deported from the UAE

Timeline

  • March 2017: Gulf Labor issues statement on ongoing travel restrictions
  • 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 Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor” is launched in London

Letter from Six 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, … Continue reading Letter from Six Documenta Curators to Institutions in the UAE