Walid Raad to Receive Art Prize in Aachen After BDS Dispute

October 3rd, 2019

Artist Walid Raad will receive the Aachen Art Prize, despite initial reports that the city would not recognize him due to his support of the BDS Movement.  Initial statements attempted to paint the artist as an anti-Semite for his opposition to the Israeli state’s treatment of Palestine, but the Ludwig Forum for International Art in the city ultimately rejected these claims, and awarded the artist regardless.

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