“It became clear that the accusations made against documenta fifteen and the forum itself currently render a free and productive discussion impossible,” the group ruangrupa wrote in a missive.
Challenging Israeli Narratives About Queer Palestinian Culture
Hyperallergic speaks to organizers behind Queer Cinema for Palestine, a global alternative event to the Israeli-government-supported Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival.
Over 1,000 Urge Canadian Art Institutions to End Collaboration With Israel-funded Cultural Activities
In recent weeks, thousands have urged Canadian journalist organizations to reform their coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Four Participants Withdraw From a Tel Aviv Documentary Festival in Solidarity With BDS
Several filmmakers and international guests canceled their participation in this year’s edition of the Docaviv festival.
130 Film Professionals Pledge to Boycott the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
“[W]e understand that our liberation is intimately connected to the liberation of all oppressed peoples and communities,” the pledge reads.
German Museum Will Give Artist Walid Raad Prize Despite City’s Objection
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.
Berlin’s Jewish Museum Director Resigns After Criticism Over BDS-Related Tweet
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.
Vienna Museum Cancels Palestine Event with South African Anti-Apartheid Leader
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.”
Protesters Accuse SF Contemporary Jewish Museum of Pinkwashing
They urge the museum to align itself with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Israeli Government Sends Letter to German Chancellor Requesting the Country Cut Funding to Jewish Museum in Berlin
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.
Scottish Band that Supports BDS Was Banned, Then Re-Invited by German Triennial
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.
As Palestinian #DignityStrike Passes One-Month Mark, New York Artists Illuminate the Struggle
A monthlong hunger strike in Palestine, known as the Dignity Strike, continues as artists help illuminate the struggle Palestinians continue to endure.