Correction appended Aug.28
Palestinian artist Shadi Alzaqzouq has been thrown out of Banksy’s Dismaland after protesting against Israeli artists, whose works are on display.
Alzaqzouq, 34, lay on the ground by his two paintings, which he had covered with bedsheets from his hotel room. They were daubed with the words “R.I.P Gaza: Boycott Israel.”
Security guards were ordered to remove Alzaqzouq, who is one of three Palestinian artists exhibiting at the pop-up exhibition. The guards were told that his protest was too “ugly” for the park, reports the Jewish Chronicle.
“I found out when I arrived at the show that three Israeli artists were taking part, one of whom served in the IDF [Israel Defence Forces],” he told al-Araby al-Jadeed.
Despite being kicked-out, Alzaqzouq’s artworks remain on display.
Correction: This article was amended to show that Shadi Alzaqzouq spoke to al-Araby al-Jadeed rather than the Jewish Chronicle
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