Name: Hague Museum Pulls Art by Sooreh Hera as Offensive to Muslims

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Europe

SubjectRacial/Ethnic , Religious , Political/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: Sooreh Hera

Confronting Bodies: Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Date of Action: November 2007

Specific Location: Hague, The Netherlands

Description of Artwork: The photograph, entitled Adam and Ewald, shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali.

Description of Incident: The Gemeentemuseum's director Wim van Krimpen told reporters the museum will not exhibit Adam and Ewald in the next few years because "certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive".

Results of Incident: The exhibit is scheduled to open Dec 15, 2007 without Hera's work.

Source: De Volkskrant

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