Several filmmakers and international guests canceled their participation in this year’s edition of the Docaviv festival.
“[W]e understand that our liberation is intimately connected to the liberation of all oppressed peoples and communities,” the pledge reads.
Aachen withdrew its decision to award the Lebanese-American artist a €10,000 (~$10,900) prize for providing an “evasive” answer to an inquiry about his position on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Peter Schäfer stepped down from his post after the museum faced criticism for tweeting out an open letter opposing the labeling of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic.
In response to the cancellation, Ronnie Kasrils wrote: “It’s disappointing then to find those rights now curtailed in Austria for wanting to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and sharing the South African experience and lessons with the Austrian people.”
They urge the museum to align itself with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office sent the letter directly to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, voicing disapproval for the museum’s exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem.
Young Fathers were originally slated to perform at the Ruhrtriennale on August 18; they have yet to respond to the artistic director’s invitation back to the triennial.
A monthlong hunger strike in Palestine, known as the Dignity Strike, continues as artists help illuminate the struggle Palestinians continue to endure.
Artists and activists involved in the Decolonize This Place residency at Artists Space reflect on its successes and how they can be models for future actions.
Protesters marched to the offices of Artis, a New York-based arts nonprofit that organizes trips for arts professionals to Israel, demanding the group demonstrate they’re not part of a larger movement to normalize the occupation of Palestinian lands.
On the heels of last Saturday’s protest at the Brooklyn Museum, a more careful examination of one of the two exhibitions targeted by the protesters is in order.