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THE POINT

Empire of Happiness

BY GREGORY SHOLETTE

Illustration by Belinda Chen.

“We are writing to let you know that the boycott of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi remains in place,” asserts the latest communiqué by the Gulflabor Coalition (GC). The GC is an informal group of artists, myself included, who, along with another 1,300 signatories, have been campaigning for human rights and fair labor practices at the Guggenheim’s Saadiyat Island construction site in Abu Dhabi. It is here, in the United Arab Emirates, that a palatial Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim museum is expected to rise…

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