Art, Worker Rights, Globalization Topic of Panel Discussion

On Feb. 13, the Center for the Arts hosted a panel discussion on "Art | Worker Rights | Globalization" in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

On Feb. 13, the Center for the Arts hosted a panel discussion on “Art | Worker Rights | Globalization” in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Panelists Noah Fischer and Doris Bittar are members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor, a coalition of artists concerned with labor conditions and worker rights in the construction of international franchise museums (such as the Guggenheim) and other cultural institutions on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and around the world.

Panelists Noah Fischer and Doris Bittar are members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor, a coalition of artists concerned with labor conditions and worker rights in the construction of international franchise museums (such as the Guggenheim) and other cultural institutions on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and around the world.

The panel was presented by the Department of Art and Art History and co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Economics Department, Government Department, College of Social Studies (CSS), and Center for Global Studies.

The panel was presented by the Department of Art and Art History and co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Economics Department, Government Department, College of Social Studies (CSS), and Center for Global Studies.

The event was moderated by Claire Grace, assistant professor of art.

The event was moderated by Claire Grace, assistant professor of art. (Photos by Caroline Kravitz ’19)

Read more in this December 2016 article in The New Yorker.