For Those Hyperallegic to Art News, Give Them a Chance, They Are Publishing Articles that Challenge Colonialism, White Supremacy, and Patriarchy By Adam Aslan
Who sponsors art press? Galleries and museums.
So why would you ever write anything bad about a gallery or museum if you are art press?
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Considering that many galleries and museums do give money to art publications, it would be natural to think that these publications are writing nice things about these museums and galleries sponsoring them.
If A, then B, right?
Well at least Art News and Hyperallergic are going against that logic by choosing to publish stories about recent protests at the Whitney and Brooklyn Museum
These protests seem like the biggest controversy in art since the heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Art News covered
the latest development
of the protests, which was a town hall held on Saturday, January 26th, at Cooper Union in the Rose Auditorium by Decolonize This Place in collaboration with Chinatown Art Brigade and W.A.G.E., amongst many activists, artists, curators, and art workers. The main point of this was to address the fact that tear gas manufacturer Warren B. Kanders is still on the board of trustees at the Whitney.