New York's Chinatown hits back at Omer Fast's 'poverty porn' art exhibition

By Nadja Sayej

The Israeli artist Omer Fast has become embroiled in an argument over whether his exhibition – which resembles a Chinatown storefront – is racist

On Sunday, a group of protesters stormed an art gallery in New York's Chinatown with signs that read “Chinatown lives are not poverty porn” and “Racist art has no business here”. They stood together to hold up a large, yellow banner that said “Racism Disguised as Art” written in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

The group was led by the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), a group of art activists targeting the James Cohan Gallery, where the Israeli artist Omer Fast has changed the outside to look like an old Chinatown storefront.

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