Sooreh Hera, Iranian photographer

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Date: 2007

Region: Europe

Subject: Religious, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Photography


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Artist: Sooreh Hera

Confronting Bodies: Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Date of Action: November 2007

Location: Hague, The Netherlands

Description of Artwork: The photograph, entitled Adam and Ewald, shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali.

The Incident: The Gemeentemuseum's director Wim van Krimpen told reporters the museum will not exhibit Adam and Ewald in the next few years because "certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive".

Results of Incident: The exhibit opened Dec 15, 2007 without Hera's work.

Source: De Volkskrant; Wikipedia