Name: Photos of Palestinian Life Removed

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: various

Confronting Bodies: Chicago city officials responding to audience complaints

Date of Action: June, 2002

Specific Location: Thompson Center, Chicago, IL

Description of Artwork: Photographs of the Palestinian experience 1948-1998. The images show violence and despair.

Description of Incident: The photos were removed by the governor's office within an hour of their hanging because they were considered "too political," and could be seen as "anti-Israeli" but were reinstalled the very next day.

Results of Incident: The exhibition remained on display until the end of the week.

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Submitted By: NCAC

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