Palestinian Artist Barred from Attending New Museum Show

July 15, 2014 5:48 PM

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Palestinian Artist Barred from Attending New Museum Show

The New Museum’s sprawling “Here and Elsewhere” show of art from the Arab world, opening to the public on Wednesday, July 16, is the result of more than a year of research by star curator Massimiliano Gioni and his team, and promises to introduce “urgent questions and new aesthetics to US audiences.” It will, however, be missing one voice.

Ramallah-based Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar was scheduled to be in New York for the festivities, and was supposed to play a key role in the opening days of “Here and Elsewhere” as part of a panel discussion moderated by curatorial associate Natalie Bell. Instead, Jarrar says he remains trapped i...

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