Shellyne Rodriguez quoted in an ARTnews article about last week’s Decolonize This Place protest at the Whitney

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Activism, Faculty, VCS Alumni | No Comments
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Last Friday, activist group Decolonize This Place staged a protest at the Whitney Museum aimed at getting Warren B. Kanders removed from the museum’s Board of Trustees. VCS faculty member Shellyne Rodriguez was involved in the protest, and was quoted in an article about it on ARTnews. Here’ s a brief excerpt featuring some of Shellyne’s comments from the protest:

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On Friday evening, the activist group Decolonize This Place kicked off its “Nine Weeks of Art and Action,” a weekly series of protest-minded events at the Whitney Museum in New York, inside the institution’s blockbuster Andy Warhol exhibition. It was the second time that the group had protested at the Whitney, and like that first action, the night’s event was aimed at getting Warren B. Kanders removed from his position as vice chairman of the museum’s board because of his ownership of a company that makes tear-gas canisters that have been used against asylum seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We are doing our best today to not cause problems for the staff, but we want to cause problems for Adam Weinberg,” who is the museum’s director, “and his homey Warren Kanders,” artist Shellyne Rodriguez, a longtime Decolonize This Place collaborator, told the crowd inside the Warhol show, flanked by protesters holding various banners. She added, “This motherfucker has got to go!”

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You can read the rest of it at this link.

On Friday evening, the activist group Decolonize This Place kicked off its “Nine Weeks of Art and Action,” a weekly series of protest-minded events at the Whitney Museum in New York, inside the institution’s blockbuster Andy Warhol exhibition. It was the second time that the group had protested at the Whitney, and like that first action, the night’s event was aimed at getting Warren B. Kanders removed from his position as vice chairman of the museum’s board because of his ownership of a company that makes tear-gas canisters that have been used against asylum seekers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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