The Uffizi uses special software to monitor whether its artworks are being used to sell products online, and is often kept informed by sharp-eyed followers on social media. Screenshots of the Botticelli range on display on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Instagram account included a Venus dress selling for €590, a €150 Venus scarf and a pair of stretch trousers with the buttocks area featuring the painting’s god of Zephyr, who is blowing in the wind.
Raphael incisively lays out how wellness got inevitably corrupted by the big, big business it begot: how frequently it gussied up what was simply “weight loss” in dusty-pink packaging, (in 2018, Weight Watchers rebranded itself as WW, which the company said stood for “Wellness that Works.”), how companies such as Goop popularized pseudoscientific ideas to people who felt failed or dismissed by conventional medicine, how platforms such as Instagram turned wellness into an aesthetic ideal rather than a holistic one. (From 2000 to 2018, Raphael writes, the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States doubled.) Wellness puts the onus on the consumer to make up for everything modern society can’t or won’t provide; it extends the illusion of control.
In conversations with organizations, frontline staff shared their pride in leadingauthentically, which includes breaking down hierarchies, consciously making spacefor vulnerability, and fostering a supportive and transparent culture. Simultaneously, many organizations reported the imminent need to address inequities and inequalities that manifest within the work and workplace … many direct service organizations are led by privileged individuals within the South Asian community, which further results in marginalized survivors experiencing an added and often invisible power dynamic, hindering their ability to seek and receive help.
This is the first museum dedicated to telling the story of public housing in America, said executive director Lisa Yun Lee.
The museum has operated out of 625 N. Kingsbury St. in River North for several years. The larger space will allow them to expand programming and recreate apartments residents lived in, in the style of the New York Tenement Museum, which Lee described as a “sister museum.”