Israel and art (or ‘art’) don’t mix

Circa magazine reports,

A publicly funded Melbourne art exhibit condemning Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians has been dismantled amid a political furore and reported threats of vandalism. The exhibit, which appears in a street shopfront, featured anti-Israel text against a backdrop of a Star of David. Its two creators erased the display last night after it was condemned as offensive by Jewish groups and the State Opposition.

I know this has been blogged about by others throughout the past week, but I think the angle from an art magazine as opposed to a Jewish newspaper adds something to subject…

2 thoughts on “Israel and art (or ‘art’) don’t mix

  1. Does Oz have libel laws? It’s not a question of art or not, it should be a question of reality.

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