Artists and museums sue Israel’s ministry of culture

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Lauren Gelfond Feldinger:

A group of Israeli artists, museum directors and art educators quietly filed a lawsuit in July against the country’s ministry of culture, according to a petition seen by The Art Newspaper. Artists and cultural institutions are feeling increasingly intimidated under the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, especially since Miri Regev, an Israeli army brigadier-general, became the country’s minister of culture in 2015. Protests against threats to freedom of speech flared all summer… Read more

Image: Miri Regev, Israel’s hawkish culture minister. Photo: Jonatan Sindel/Flash90