Some art news

April 15, 2011

A few weeks ago there was a series of reshufflings in the directorship of some premiere Moscow theaters. (And the creative director of Bolshoi resigned after a home made porno depicting him was leaked on internet).
At the time I didn’t realize that in France, an artistic director can also be fired by a governmental decree.

China bans (or, to put it better: suggests self-censorship) on fictional films about time travel – they show disrespect towards history. the bad does not extend on literatuyre and theater productions.

In UAE, the director of the Sharjah Biennial Jack Persekian is fired, by personal order of Sheik Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi, in response to compiants about a work by Mustapha Benfodil (Algirean who spends a lot of time in UK), the subject of the work being rape in the Algeria during the recent civil war, when religious extremists justified rape by references to the Sacred Scriptures.  Persekian has distanced himself from the work in question. Indeed the work was chosen by Rasha Salti, a curator.

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