Monday, September 25, 2023

Laura Owens responds to protesters

During the VIP opening of the midcareer survey of Laura Owens at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on Wednesday, November 8, protesters took to the streets and banners and protested Owens’ art space in Los Angeles. Owens had this to say,

In February of 2017 for the first time a few protestors came to an event we hosted, falsely implying that the space is linked to developers and is directly responsible for the displacement of low income residents. I respect people’s right to protest in a safe and non-violent manner and to have their voices heard. While we disagreed with their rhetoric and accusations, we shared the goal to create a more just housing market.

Read Owens’ entire letter, here.


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