Guggenheim Abu Dhabi boycott remains despite PwC move
By Andy Sambidge | Sunday, 5 June 2011 8:39 PM
The international coalition of artists who pledged to boycott the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi over worker conditions on Saadiyat Island has questioned the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as monitor.
The Gulflabor group of 43 artists said PwC's name was not on a list of monitors recommended by US-based Human Rights Watch to Guggenheim Foundation and Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC).
It said that although it welcomed the move to appoint the monitor, the boycott remained in place.
"We are waiting to be informed by TDIC and the Guggenheim as to whether PwC has any existing business relationship with any of the firms it will be asked to monitor on Saadiyat Island," Gulflabor said in a statement posted on its website.
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