One committee member resigned following antisemitism accusations and the other over the Israel-Hamas war.
“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.
Hyperallergic speaks to organizers behind Queer Cinema for Palestine, a global alternative event to the Israeli-government-supported Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival.
In recent weeks, thousands have urged Canadian journalist organizations to reform their coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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.