Dec 30, 2010

#BDS: Gallery Patrons Ejected Over Gaza Flotilla T-Shirt

Activists were forced to leave the Gagosian gallery in New York on Dec. 18 for wearing t0shirts that read “Next Year in Jerusalem,” in English, Hebrew and Arabic on the front and “U.S. Boat to Gaza” and “The Audacity of Hope,” on the back.

Four activists were forced to leave an art gallery in New York this month for wearing T-shirts promoting an effort to include an American boat in the next blockade-challenging Gaza flotilla.
The incident came on the final day of an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery called “Next Year in Jerusalem,” featuring pieces by the German artist Anselm Kiefer on the subject of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
The T-shirts worn by the activists repeated the show’s title, which is borrowed from a Jewish prayer, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, on the front and said “U.S. Boat to Gaza” and “The Audacity of Hope” on the back. (As The Lede explained in a previous post, the American activists plan to call their boat the Audacity of Hope, echoing the title of a book by President Obama.)
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