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Neue Berliner Kunstverein Wouldn’t Show Palestine Gesture, Artists Say

Neue Berliner Kunstverein Wouldn’t Show Palestine Gesture, Artists Say

Banu Cennetoglu and Pilvi Takala, two artists who are well-known on the international biennial circuit, said last week that they had pulled exhibitions planned for the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, a contemporary art museum in the German capital. In a joint statement, Cennetoglu and Takala said that their decision to cancel their shows, both planned for this year, came after the museum resisted their attempts to include in their exhibitions mention of their support of Gaza, where more than 28,000 people have been killed since October 7, according to the local health ministry. Related Articles “At the beginning of 2024, we attempted to engage in a dialogue with n.b.k. to address our concerns and demands regarding the ongoing genocide in Palestine, as well as the silencing of Palestinian voices and their allies within the cultural scene in Germany,” the artists wrote. “Despite our hopes for collaboration, our conversations revealed that n.b.k. is unwilling to modify their current internal policies to demonstrate any disagreement with the repressive policies of the German state. Furthermore, they declined to accommodate …