Placemaking is seemingly a win-win proposition: Artists get support and a platform for displaying their work, the public gets new and refreshing artistic content and owners see property values rise. But over the long term, it could look different.
Israel's culture minister had asked Jerusalem's mayor to to stop the gallery from hosting Breaking the Silence; city denies politics was behind the move.
Painter-sculptor took the state to court in 2003 when his Israel Prize win was revoked after he refused to attend ceremony with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
45-year-old Israeli is an award-winning artist who has previously spoken out against right-wing ‘repression’ of art studies.