Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the ICA, has joined some 60 fellow curators, critics, and museum directors in opposing travel restrictions placed on artists Walid Raad and Ashok Sukumaran, among other members of the artist-initiated group Gulf Labour, which has been active since 2010, asking museums and institutions being built on Saadiyat Island to create better conditions for their workers.

The letter was signed by more than 60 art-world professionals and addressed to leaders at the Louvre, Guggenheim, NYU, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Art Dubai, among Abu Dhabi tourism concerns.

Read the full letter here.