Mar 8, 2011

#BDS: William Kentridge criticizes Israeli policy and visits Sheikh Jarrah

"South African artist William Kentridge has come to Israel for a retrospective of his work that opened at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last Friday.

Though Kentridge, who is known for his vocal political opinions, had been pressured not to come by advocates of boycotting Israel, he decided instead to express his opposition to Israeli policy by attending the weekly demonstration in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. He also met with author David Grossman.
In addition, he used a press conference yesterday to condemn Israel's actions. However, he added, he does not believe cultural boycotts are the right solution."
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