The resounding resignation of Sandra Hegedüs from the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo creates controversy, against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Libération

The resounding resignation of Sandra Hegedüs from the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo creates controversy, against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Libération
The resounding resignation of Sandra Hegedüs from the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo creates controversy, against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Libération

Contemporary art

Article reserved for subscribers

The war between Hamas and Israelcase

Until then rather spared in France, the art world is divided on the occasion of the anecdotal but very vehement departure of the collector, carrying the charge against the museum’s overly assertive support for the Palestinian cause. Decryption with a bang.

“I do not want to be associated with the new, very political orientation of the Palais de Tokyo” said collector Sandra Hegedüs, who announced her resignation from the board of directors of the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo association, Sunday May 5, in an Instagram publication. Regretting a programming that she judges “dictated by the defense of very oriented “causes” (wokism, anti-capitalism, pro-Palestine, etc.)”, she specifies: “The last exhibition on Palestine which offered, without perspective, biased and misleading points of view on the history of this conflict, giving voice, without contradiction, to racist, violent and anti-Semitic remarks was the last straw. ‘water.» Result: in a few hours, more than 13,000 likes and more than 500 comments of support for the woman who, after her youth spent in Brazil where she performed numerous times, including within the female punk rock group called Dachau Girls, created, in 2009, with her ex-husband Amaury Mulliez (son of the founder of the Auchan group) the organization Sam Art Projects which encourages North/South artistic relations. “Congratulations for this strong decision” one of her friends congratulates her, others denouncing “the wokist and binary lens” Or “nauseating interests”

-

-

PREV the television show is looking for its “nugget”
NEXT In Le Mans, Blue Dog launches the 2024 season of its open-air electro festivals