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Audio Interference 06: Chicago Art Handlers

Interference Archive’s current exhibition, Just Cause : Bad Faith – Art Workers’ Activism and Organizing in NYC and Beyond, presents a history of cultural workers’ organizing efforts and demonstrations as well as the recent investigations and concerns of artists and individuals working within the culture industry.  As part of the programming for this show, which was organized by Art Handlers Alliance of New York, AHA member and exhibition organizer James Whitman interviewed Kevin McGrath, Chloe Siebert, and Neal Vandenbergh, three art handlers at the Chicago-based company Terry Dowd, Inc, where workers successfully organized and fought to unionize their workplace.

Image Credit: Neal Vandenbergh. “The Equality Rule”. 2015. Vinyl, Graphite, Resin on Panel. Detail View. Courtesy of Neal Vandenbergh.