The Reina Sofia modifies the title of a cycle in solidarity with Palestine after criticism from the Israeli Embassy for “calling for annihilation” | EUROtoday

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He National Museum Reina Sofa Art Center has modified the title of its beforehand named cycle of actions From the river to the ocean a Critical pondering conferences. International solidarity with Palestine after the criticism of the Embassy of Israel in Spain and “some sectors of civil society” for having an “offensive connotation”, because the Museum defined in a press release.

“Some sectors of civil society have pointed out that the title given to one of this season's activities carried a connotation that was offensive to certain communities. As a public institution whose objective is precisely to seek meeting spaces through culture and debate intellectual, the Reina Sofa Museum has decided to provide a new title that clearly defines the program,” the Museum reported in a press release.

Precisely, the Israeli Embassy criticized that the usage of the controversial slogan known as “annihilation”though the museum denied on the time that it “in any case” inspired conflict or violence, as they later acknowledged on their web site.

Although after the wake-up name Sofa Queen added a clarification on their web site, collected by Europa Press, through which they known as for “respect for life” and warranted that in “no way” the cycle advocates “the disappearance of the State of Israel”, lastly they’ve opted for a brand new title.

Precisely, the Museum has emphasised that the intention of this system is to “highlight the multiplicity of voices” from totally different creative manifestations which can be at the moment exhibited within the museum to contribute to the understanding of the present state of affairs within the Middle East, and that tackle the previous. and current of the political state of affairs on this geographical space.

Furthermore, they level out that one of many central works, Chronicle of an assassination of Amos Gitai (Haifa, 1950), offers voice to the Israeli artist whose work addresses the assassination of the prime minister Isaac Rabina “historical event” that “shock the world”

The cycle, which the Museum has subtitled International solidarity with Palestineconsists of a collection of actions from May 8 to September 30 that intention to be “a cry to end the war and genocide in the region of the Mshreq“.

“Potico motto”

Another of the criticisms that the Museum acquired was from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) who assured that From the river to the ocean is a motto that “validates the cause of organizations considered terrorist by the European Union as they are Hams, Islamic Jihad and the National Liberation Front for Palestinea (PFLP)” and that it’s a slogan thought-about anti-Semitic by the United States House of Representatives.

For his half, the Reina Sofa Museum He defined on his web site that it’s a “poetic motto” used because the Nineteen Sixties as a requirement for freedom and equal rights for Palestinians and that it refers geographically to the world between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

A cycle traversed by the “claim”

The program of From the river to the ocean consists of conferences – equivalent to that of the feminist and anti-racist French political scientist Françoise Vergs-, conversations, conferences with Palestinian artists -such as Yazan Khalili-, sound capsules, a publication of the confederation of museums The Internationalor the sixth version of the Neighborhood picniccrossed by “the demand” for the conflict in Gaza to finish, in accordance with the museum.

Likewise, the cycle consists of two works not too long ago included within the Museum Collection and that tackle the previous and current of the conflict in Palestine: Chronicle of an assassination of Amos Gitai y At Those Terrifying Frontiers Where the Existence and Disappearance of People Fade Into Each Other of Basel Abbas y Ruanne Abou-Rahme.