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No Room for Palestinian Artist

Dear friends and colleagues,

I need to inform you of a quite severe act of censorship which I have just experienced. I was recently nominated for the Lacoste Elysée Prize 2011 – awarded by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne with a sponsorship from French clothing brand Lacoste.
Last week, Lacoste demanded that my nomination be revoked immediately, labelling my work ‘too pro-Palestinian’. As you can probably imagine, I was deeply troubled by this development.

I have attached a press release along with three photos from the project censored by Lacoste. Please feel free to circulate.

All the best,