Palestinian Life photographs
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Confronting Bodies: Chicago city officials responding to audience complaints
Date of Action: June, 2002
Location: Thompson Center, Chicago, IL
Description of Artwork: Photographs of the Palestinian experience 1948-1998. The images show violence and despair.
The Incident: The photos were removed by the governor's office within an hour of their hanging because they were considered "too political," and could be seen as "anti-Israeli" but were reinstalled the very next day.
Results of Incident: The exhibition remained on display until the end of the week.
Source: Chicago Sun Times