Artist: Various Israeli artists
Confronting Bodies: The Israeli Ministry of Defense
Date of Action: December 2003
Specific Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Description of Artwork: Artwork that might "damage the spirit of the site."
Description of Incident: This year's international biennial of contemporary art will be held in Jerusalem's, Museum of Underground Prisoners, which is owned by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. All participating artists were forced to sign a contract giving the Ministry of Defense the right to "request from the artist to make changes in his/her work," to prevent any work that may "damage the spirit of the event."
Results of Incident: Most of the artists voluntarily signed the agreement. An independent activist organization, The Cultural Front, has placed the clause on their web-page.
Submitted By: NCAC