Silence exhibition cancelled

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Artist: Zoulikha Bouabdellah

Year: 2015

Date of Action: January 28, 2015

Region:

Location: Paris

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Religion

Medium: Installation

Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: The artwork showed high-heeled shoes on prayer mats.

The Incident: The artist withdrew her artwork from the exhibition, after a local Muslim federation warned of possible violence because of the Paris attacks, and that it could lead to “uncontrollable, irresponsible incidents”. Instead the artist replaced it with with a video installation showing belly-dancing to the French national anthem, with swirling red, white and blue shawls symbolising the national flag.

Results of Incident: The artwork was withdrawn and replaced with a different artwork.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11374899/Blasphemous-artwork-removed-from-Paris-exhibition.html