Marciano Lockout: This Won't End Well
|Goshka Macuga, Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 2, 2012 (detail of wool tapestry). Marciano Art Foundation|
What are the Marcianos thinking? What's their exit strategy?
Preventing workers from organizing is against the law, so there's that. But a no less important consideration for the Marcianos ought to be their institution's public image. California is a blue state, and Hollywood is a union town. It's hard to imagine that many, or any, of the artists in the Marciano collection wouldn't side with the workers over the Marcianos. Yes, cancel culture can be unfair and one-dimensional—that's why smart institutions don't paint a hashtag on themselves.
|Sam Durant, Let's Behave Like Americans, 2007. Marciano Art Foundation|