German art show documenta unwilling to withdraw controversial works

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The artistic direction of the scandal-plagued documenta art show is sticking with a series of works, despite renewed criticism that the works are anti-Semitic. An expert panel appointed by the documenta shareholders to deal with the accusations of anti-Semitism against the international art show demanded on Monday that pro-Palestinian propaganda films no longer be shown. According to the Berlin art magazine Monopol, a documenta statement read: “The management of documenta and Ruangrupa have taken note of the expert panel’s assessment. Ruangrupa, which as the artistic director of documenta fift…

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