Open Call To Artists

Qalandiya Refugee Camp, Occupied Palestine. Photograph © Samar Hazboun

Qalandiya Refugee Camp, Occupied Palestine. Photograph © Samar Hazboun

Open Call To Artists

December 7th, 2012

Dear Artist Colleagues,

As you may be aware, Palestinians seeking freedom, justice and equality are engaged in non-violent resistance to over 64 years of Israel’s apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and colonialism. A broad coalition of Palestinian civil society groups are leading the global campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against apartheid Israel, joined by Israeli and international activists.

We as artists can act in coordination with this global movement by understanding the call for cultural boycott. To challenge Israel’s robotic use of the arts to smokescreen its human rights violations, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) asks artists everywhere to help deprogram it. Specifically, the campaign asks that:

As was done in the case of South African apartheid, please join us now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid. For more information about the cultural boycott as it relates to artists, please visit: http://declaration.artistsagainstapartheid.org

Signed,

Artists Against Apartheid, International Alliance

Existence Is Resistance

Amir Terkel

Andrew Felluss

Antonella Scala

Chris Somes-Charlton

Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky

David Letwin

David Rovics

Einat Weizman

Haidi Motola

Iara Lee

José Mário Branco

Juan Camacho

Laura Durkay

Leandro Kalén

Lola Johnson

Lowkey

Luci Murphy

Marco Sorrentino

Mark Berman

Pasquale Sorrentino

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi

Raymond Deane

Reem Kelani

Remi Kanazi

Roy Bailey

Samah Sabawi

Samar Hazboun

Sarah Farahat

Stefania Aprea

Sylvia Posadas

Tyranny Is Tyranny

William Nassar

Yossi Pollak

Zozo Afrobeat

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Amir Terkel
Andrew Felluss
Antonella Scala
Chris Somes-Charlton
Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky
David Letwin
Einat Weizman
Haidi Motola
Iara Lee
José Mário Branco
Juan Camacho
Laura Durkay
Leandro Kalén
Lola Johnson
Lowkey
Marco Sorrentino
Mark Berman
Pasquale Sorrentino
Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi
Raymond Deane
Reem Kelani
Roy Bailey
Samah Sabawi
Samar Hazboun
Sarah Farahat
Stefania Aprea
Sylvia Posadas
Tyranny Is Tyranny
William Nassar
Yossi Pollak