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A statement from the Barbican in relation to RESOLVE Collective

Claire Spencer, CEO, and Will Gompertz, Artistic Director, said:

“During the run of their exhibition, RESOLVE Collective and their collaborators have been subject to a number of unacceptable experiences, which included the events that took place on Thursday 15 June. We are deeply sorry for the pain caused to the members of RESOLVE Collective and those involved in their exhibition. Nobody should have to work in a place where they don’t feel welcome and respected. Will and I are taking this situation extremely seriously and are currently working with the broader Barbican team to understand the details of what happened.

We are fully supportive of RESOLVE Collective’s decision to change the nature of their exhibition, and will work with them to make this possible. The exhibition will reopen on Monday 26 June until 16 July.

A great deal of work has already gone into building a new culture at the Barbican in which all our people, and those who we work with, are valued, supported and feel they belong. It’s clear we have a lot more work to do, but we are committed to making the Barbican a place that is inclusive, welcoming, and safe for everyone.