ARTISTS' COMMITTEE (2017-)

The Artists’ Committee makes collaborative public work around the intersection of ethics, money, politics and culture.

Break the Silence (2017), performative intervention. Photo: Lara Chamas

Break the Silence (2017), performative intervention. Photo: Lara Chamas

In 2017 the Artists’ Committee carried out a project that examines and highlights the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) connection with the immigration detention industry through its contract with Wilson Security. This project successfully ended the NGV’s commercial partnership with Wilson Security—a company known to have committed human rights abuses against asylum seekers and refugees—through a series of unsanctioned performative interventions.

Weeping Woman  (2017) unsanctioned performative intervention to cover Picasso's Weeping Woman painting at the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: Tatjana Plitt

Weeping Woman (2017) unsanctioned performative intervention to cover Picasso's Weeping Woman painting at the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: Tatjana Plitt

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