Palestine

Post image for Artists Launch “Letter for Palestine” Campaign at Venice Biennale

On Sunday, artists participating in and attending the 2015 Venice Biennale launched a campaign titled “Artists’ Letter for Palestine.”

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Post image for Palestinian Artist’s Rainbow Mural on the West Bank Wall Has Unintended Consequences

Artist Khaled Jarrar is no stranger to controversy.

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Post image for Israel Criticizes Swiss Support of Photo Exhibit About Palestine

The Israeli government is coming down hard on a photography exhibition in Switzerland that features images of daily life in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

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Post image for The Story of an American Artist Who Was Denied Entry into Israel

Last week, Brooklyn-based graphic designer, curator, and artist Laura Arena was denied entry into Israel in an experience she is still trying to understand.

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Post image for A Tale of Two Exhibitions and the Politics of Forgetting

BARCELONA — The study of the history of exhibitions allows us to “shuffle the deck of art history,” as Robert Rosenblum wrote in his essay for the 2000 exhibition 1900: Art at the Cross-Roads.

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Post image for Nearly 1,000 UK Artists Commit to Cultural Boycott of Israel

Some 1,000 British artists have signed on to a cultural boycott of Israel, pledging their “support [for] the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”

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Post image for Israel Indicts Palestinians for Antiquities Looting

Six Palestinians were indicted in an Israeli court with illegal digging for antiquities on December 7, Haaretz reported.

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Post image for In Ongoing Palestine-Israel Archeology Politics, the Conflict Over a Cemetery and a Museum

History is compressed in Jerusalem, where settlements go back thousands of years and every step is over layers of archeology. And in a place where land and its ownership is constantly in conflict, especially over who-was-here-first, this archeology has long been embedded with politics, especially in the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

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Post image for Israeli Museum Moves to Protect Art from Escalating Violence

Safeguarding from damage against possible explosions from the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has removed all of the 100-some works in its exhibition All His Sons: The Brueghel Dynasty and put them in a fortified vault, reports the AP. Jewish News One adds that this is the first time the museum has moved pieces since the Gulf War. Other Israeli art museum are following suit.

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Post image for Admitted to UNESCO Palestinians Reveal World Heritage Wish List

On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of the United States and Israel, allows the Palestinian government to apply for historic monuments and locations to be classified as World Heritage Sites.

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