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This Week in Art 10.2-10.8: Artists Create Posters Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban

Barbara Kruger. Art Against the Immigration ban poster, 2017. Courtesy of the Guggenheim.

Last month the Guggenheim published a blog post about a recent delivery the museum had received: a set of posters denouncing Trump’s most recent travel ban, printed as high-quality archival prints. Nine artists, including Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, and Julie Mehretu, created the works as the collective “Artists Against the Immigration Ban,” and the printed posters were mailed unsolicited to 30 leading contemporary art institutions.

Each package came with an introductory letter asking museums to make their own judgements about what to do with the posters. “Artists don’t normally send stuff to museums out of the blue,” a representative for the project told artnet News. “If these get accepted into collections, it means that there’s a record of this time that’s very different from a protest or an exhibition.”

Also this week:

Events & exhibitions

Corning, NY




Evanston, IL


Billings, MT

Boulder, CO

Santa Fe

San Francisco

Carmel, CA

Los Angeles




Høvikodden, Norway

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