United Kingdom: Gallery in censorship row over Egyptian posters | Index
The London gallery P21 has been accused of censorship following the decision not to exhibit 12 poster prints satirising Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and jailed former president Mohamed Morsi.
Twelve posters by Egyptian artist and graphic designer Ghada Wali, making up the piece ‘Film Ikhwany’, were supposed to be part of the Alexandria portion of the exhibition ‘In The City’. However, four days before the opening of the exhibition on 26 September 2013, curator Danah Abdulla was told by the gallery that the prints were not to be exhibited after all. She was told they had taken legal counsel and that the images were deemed “too risky”.
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London gallery in Muslim Brotherhood censorship row
Article by Milana Knezevic