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Artists Cancel Creative Time Summit Appearances Over Israeli "Partnership"

Artists Cancel Creative Time Summit Appearances Over Israeli "Partnership"

Via Hyperallergic - Oct. 12, 2012

Hip hop duo Rebel Diaz, artist Narcenio Hall and Cairo-based art collective Mosireen are boycotting the two-day 2012 Creative Time Summit in Manhattan because of what they are calling a partnership with an Israeli organization that is funded by the Israeli government.

Last night, Diaz made his announcement via YouTube video after being contacted by “Palestinian comrades,” who pointed out the conference had a partnerships with the Israeli Center for Digital Arts, which is funded by the Israeli government. The partnership did not involve any financial exchange for the Creative time conference.

One half of Rebel Diaz, Rodrigo Venegas, told the influential Palestinian new website Electronic Intifada that they “made the decision not to participate, that we will show solidarity with the Palestinian community.”

Since the bombshell by Rebel Diaz, hip hop artist The Narcicyst (Yassin Alsalman) explained via tweet that the Electronic Intifada post convinced him to pull out of his planned participation in the Creative Time Summit in Dubai. (...)

Read the rest here: http://hyperallergic.com/58499/artists-cancel-their-creative-time-summit-appearances-over-controversial-israeli-partnership/

 

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