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Gulf Labor Dispute Heats Up

Activists from Global Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF) staging a sit-in at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on May 1, demanding to meet with museum board members to discuss better working conditions for migrant laborers constructing Guggenheim Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. Courtesy Gulf Labor Coalition.

In May, the United Arab Emirates denied entry to artists Ashok Sukumaran and Walid Raad, scheduled speakers at the March Meeting, a six-day symposium in Sharjah hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation.

From Mumbai, Ashok Sukumaran announced that his visa request was rejected three…

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