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Power 100

Most influential people in 2020 in the contemporary artworld

4

#MeToo

Activist Movement - Viral international movement denouncing sexual harassment and abuse of women

4 in 2020

  • 20204
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#MeToo. © Jenny Holzer, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Three years on from the global reckoning with sexual harassment, catalysed by the crimes of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, but which snowballed to every sector of society, men are still being called to account (and still needing to be called to account). These allegations might be made through the old media (against Dutch artist Julian Andeweg by newspaper NRC, for example – he has not responded to the allegations of rape and assault – or Iranian artist Aydin Aghdashloo, by The New York Times – Aghdashloo denies the misconduct allegations) or through the proliferation of anonymous ‘call out’ new-media accounts such as @surviving_the_artworld and @jerrygogosian. This last triggered the sacking of Gagosian director Sam Orlofsky after it published various allegations against the gallerist (who has not responded). Likewise, after @surviving_the_artworld published claims of misconduct against Jon Rafman (which he denies), the Canadian artist had shows in Hanover, Washington, DC, and Montreal cancelled, and Montreal gallery Bradley Ertaskiran dropped him from its roster.


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