tagged: security

The Trappings of a Museum Guard Grind

by Andre Torres
Previous installments: • Series introduction, and “Security // An Evidence Locker” | Sarah Rose Sharp • “No Photos Please: Finding Respect and Value in Museum Communities” | Adriel Luis   When I arrived in New York on September 11, 1995, to stay at my grandfather’s house in Staten Island, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had just met him the year before during my last year of college. As a new arrival in NYC, my entire world was being turned upside down. While adjusting to... [more]
Posted by Andre Torres on 7/5/16

No Photos Please: Finding Respect and Value in Museum Communities

by Adriel Luis
  I’d be lying if I said that I’ve always held a deep respect for museum guards. That I’ve reflected deeply on those who stand and sit for hours on end, thanklessly serving as the human buffers between the world’s greatest treasures and greasy fingers or forbidden selfies. The truth of the matter is, most of my interactions with guards throughout my life of visiting museums have been at best aloof, and at worst contentious. This is perhaps the residue of growing up brown, adapting a... [more]
Posted by Adriel Luis on 6/17/16

Security // An Evidence Locker

by Sarah Rose Sharp
  Foreword Originally, we conceived of this project as a digital “round table” between security guards, artists, arts workers, and those with general interests in arts and culture, considering the theme of security workers à la Fred Wilson’s Guarded View. We quickly realized two things: a) this idea was not new, and b) this idea was politically loaded. As art workers, writers, and people who pay close attention to practices of equity in the field, we are hyper-sensitive to practices of... [more]
Posted by Sarah Rose Sharp on 6/1/16
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