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Date: 2003

Region: Middle East

Subject: Other

Medium: Mixed Media


Artist: Various Israeli artists


Confronting Bodies: The Israeli Ministry of Defense


Dates of Action: December, 2003


Location: Jerusalem, Israel


Description of Artwork: Artwork that might "damage the spirit of the site."

The Incident: The 2003's International Biennial of Contemporary Art was held in Jerusalem's Museum of Underground Prisoners, which is owned by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. All participating artists were forced to sign a contract giving the Ministry of Defense the right to "request from the artist to make changes in his/her work," to prevent any work that may "damage the spirit of the event."

Results of Incident: Most of the artists voluntarily signed the agreement. An independent activist organization, The Cultural Front, has placed the clause on their web-page.

Source: www.artfocus.co.il {{DISPLAYTITLE:International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Israel)}