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Massive crowds gathered at airports around the country in response to President Trump’s executive order barring entry for anyone trying to enter the country from seven majority-Muslim countries. The widespread protests continued into Sunday, with people meeting at Copley Square in Boston, Battery Park in New York, and outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Rihanna, who was born in Barbados but has a green card which allows her to stay in the United States, posted on her Instagram Hans Haacke's artwork Star Gazing (2004). The caption was"the face you make when you screaming in an empty room."
White Columns director Matthew Higgs, Team Gallery owner Jose Freire, and many others deleted the Uber app from their phones in order to protest the startup’s apparent attempt to profit off the protests at airports. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick serves on President Trump’s economic advisory panel.
Asghar Farhadi—the Iranian director of one of the films nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign film category—will not attend the Academy Awards. Trump's executive order on immigration does not permit Iranian citizens to enter the United States. A statement from Farhadi published in the New York Times said that even if he got an exception, he still would not attend.
Phillips has poached Dina Amin from Christie’s, where she was a senior director and senior specialist for post-war and contemporary. She’ll be a head of the twentieth-century and contemporary art department, Europe, at Phillips.