Israel-Hamas war

Israeli museums publish urgent appeal for International Council of Museums (Icom) to condemn Hamas violence

Representatives of museums including the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art also call for the organisation to recognise Hamas as a terrorist organisation comparable to the so-called Islamic State

Warnews

Palestinian artists killed in Gaza amid Israel-Hamas war

Two artists, Heba Zagout and Muhammed Sami Qariqa, are among the nearly 4,000 Gazans who have died in the escalating conflict

Letters signed by hundreds of artists, including Nan Goldin and Jeremy Deller, call for Gaza ceasefire and aid for Palestinians

A letter signed by Tania Bruguera, Michael Rakowitz and others also criticised arts organisations for their "institutional silence" regarding the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

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Veteran cartoonist sacked by The Guardian over depiction of Netanyahu

Steve Bell's unpublished drawing of the Israeli prime minister shows him performing surgery on his own stomach, which has drawn parallels with the antisemitic 'pound of flesh' trope

Art Basel increases security for Paris + fair following state of alert in France

Anti-ram barriers will be placed around the venue following a terrorist incident in France, linked to Israel-Hamas war

Qatar Museums fly Palestinian flag in the aftermath of Hamas attack on Israel

Sheikha Al-Mayassa shared images on social media of the Palestinian flag projected on the façades of the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar