#MeToo Protest at MetBruer
On Sunday, December 3, approximately 30 people joined artist Jaishri Abichandani in front of the Met Breuer building in New York City for what she described as a “feminist participatory public performance” in response to the retrospective of Raghubir Singh taking place inside. Abichandani has publicly claimed, first on WNYC on October 13 and then later in numerous status updates on Facebook, that Singh had sexually abused her in the 1990s.
At 4pm EST, Abichandani and fellow performers gathered on the sidewalk near the Madison Avenue entrance of the museum and held up red signs made by artist Swati Khurana with the words “ME TOO” in block letters, while placing red-colored gags — made by Fariba Alam and Abichandani — over their mouths. Abichandani’s sign stood out from the group by declaring,
“I SURVIVED … RAGHUBIR SINGH # ME TOO!"