HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT KOCH PLAZA?
This week, Koch Plaza was unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a (somewhat expected) protest was staged (via The Illuminator), resulting in the arrests of three of the protestors. Their stance was symbolic opposition to the Met accepting this gift from David H. Koch, a major donor to conservative causes. In using a projector to flash statements onto the Met’s facade, their intent was to object the acceptance of large gifts by a staunchly conservative, Tea Party funding politician. For their highly visible display, police handcuffed them and charged them with illegal advertising. Curious.
There is so much to consider in unravelling this argument: civic responsibility, lobbying, the responsibility of neutral parties, etc. Please feel free to contribute to this conversation by commenting.