Less Lethal Solutions    site-specific interventions, custom T-shirts, documentation Dimensions variable.  2018 - Ongoing   On Nov. 25th, 2018 US Authorities fired tear gas into Tijuana, Mexico to repel asylum seeking Central American migrants. It was later revealed that this tear gas was manufactured by Safariland, a US based global defense company owned by Warren B. Kanders. It was also revealed that Warren B. Kanders is also the current Vice Chairman of the board at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  In response to the explicit connection between these known injustices against asylum seeking Central American migrants and in solidarity with the Whitney Museum staff, I designed t-shirts and tote bags that co-brand Safariland’s subsidiary tear gas company’s slogan “Less Lethal Solutions” along with the Whitney Museum’s logo.  Utilizing the body as a vehicle to challenge this state violence against brown and black bodies, myself and collaborators wore the t-shirts and performed a series of site-specific interventions at the Whitney Museum on December 9th, 2018 where we entered the Andy Warhol exhibition and were documented through out the exhibition, and in particular in front of the Warhol works that portrayed images of state violence, and tools and regimes of power. We were also documented throughout the other exhibitions in the museum as well as in the cafe, gift shop, elevators and outdoor spaces.  An edition of screen-printed t-shirts and tote bags from the project are for sale and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to   Border Angels   which is a non-profit organization with offices in San Diego, CA and Tijuana, MX that are supporting the Central American immigrants seeking asylum at the US/Mexico Border. The t-shirts and tote bags that will be sold until Warren B. Kanders is removed from the Whitney Museum’s board.  T-shirts are $25 (Shipping & handling included) Small, Medium, Large & X-Large sizes available. PayPal & Venmo accepted.   Order T-shirts here:    ORDER

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On Nov. 25th, 2018 US Authorities fired tear gas into Tijuana, Mexico to repel asylum seeking Central American migrants. It was later revealed that this tear gas was manufactured by Safariland, a US based global defense company owned by Warren B. Kanders. It was also revealed that Warren B. Kanders is also the current Vice Chairman of the board at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

In response to the explicit connection between these known injustices against asylum seeking Central American migrants and in solidarity with the Whitney Museum staff, I designed t-shirts and tote bags that co-brand Safariland’s subsidiary tear gas company’s slogan “Less Lethal Solutions” along with the Whitney Museum’s logo.

Utilizing the body as a vehicle to challenge this state violence against brown and black bodies, myself and collaborators wore the t-shirts and performed a series of site-specific interventions at the Whitney Museum on December 9th, 2018 where we entered the Andy Warhol exhibition and were documented through out the exhibition, and in particular in front of the Warhol works that portrayed images of state violence, and tools and regimes of power. We were also documented throughout the other exhibitions in the museum as well as in the cafe, gift shop, elevators and outdoor spaces.

An edition of screen-printed t-shirts and tote bags from the project are for sale and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Border Angels which is a non-profit organization with offices in San Diego, CA and Tijuana, MX that are supporting the Central American immigrants seeking asylum at the US/Mexico Border. The t-shirts and tote bags that will be sold until Warren B. Kanders is removed from the Whitney Museum’s board.

T-shirts are $25 (Shipping & handling included) Small, Medium, Large & X-Large sizes available. PayPal & Venmo accepted.

Order T-shirts here: ORDER

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