‘The art world tolerates abuse’ – the fight to change museum wall labels

Nadja Sayej: The Guardian

Earlier this month, Chicago artist Michelle Hartney walked into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and placed her own wall label directly beside Paul Gauguin’s Two Tahitian Women from 1899 – without asking for permission.

It’s part of Hartney’s own artwork Correct Art History, where the artist leaves wall labels to call out sexist, misogynist and abusive artists when museums will not. Her project includes calling out Pablo Picasso (who called women machines for suffering), Balthus (who sexualized prepubescent girls) and Gauguin (a pedophile who had three child brides in Tahiti). …Read More

Pictured: Michelle Hartney at the Met. Photograph: Nate Brav-McCabe

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