Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family’s philanthropic donations with a statement to the Washington Post, outlining that her side of the family has never participated in the manufacture of OxyContin or benefited from money generated by Purdue Pharma, which is wholly owned by the other side of the Sackler family.
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy connected to the growing global OxyContin, drug crisis.
Nan Goldin the photographer and anti-opioid activist, brought her campaign to the Guggenheim, New York yesterday with a Saturday night protest.
9 January 2018
Nan Goldin has woven a practice revolving around human crisis whether it be the 1980s AIDS epidemic or domestic abuse. Her own experiences offer a first-hand insight into many of today’s issues “Most of my community was lost to AIDS,” Goldin states in a new essay highlighting her latest cause, the current Oxycontin addiction pandemic. “I can’t stand by […]
A new exhibition in Washington, DC. by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei which uses Wood fragments from dismantled temples has opened at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. “Fragments,” explores the role of tradition amidst the reality of living in China’s rapidly changing environment. The work is on view for the first time in […]