Artforum Issues Statement on Publisher Knight Landesman’s Resignation

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Artforum Issues Statement on Publisher Knight Landesman’s Resignation

After a lawsuit accusing Artforum publisher Knight Landsman of sexual misconduct was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, Landesman left the magazine. Following his resignation, Artforum released the following statement:

Artforum Issues Statement on Publisher Knight Landesman’s Resignation

After a lawsuit accusing Artforum publisher Knight Landsman of sexual misconduct was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, Landesman left the magazine. Following his resignation, Artforum released the following statement:

“This morning, Knight Landesman offered his resignation to the publishers of Artforum and chairman Anthony Korner accepted. In the past days, we have met with our staff and they have told us that Knight Landesman engaged in unacceptable behavior and caused a hostile work environment. We will do everything in our ability to bring our workplace in line with our editorial mission, and we will use this opportunity to transform Artforum into a place of transparency, equity, and with zero tolerance for sexual harassment of any kind. Regretfully, this behavior undermines the feminist ideals we have long strived to stand for. In response, we are creating a special task force of women at the magazine who will oversee this transformation.”

Image: Kerstin Brätsch, Unholdenfrau (zweite Dame) 2015, luster and enamel on antique glass, rolled glass shards, church-window bordering, heraldic escutcheon, agate slices, lead, 37 1/2 × 24 1/4.” From the series “All Ready Maid Betwixt and Between,” 2012–16. Cover of the September issue of Artforum.

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