Hoskote was appointed to the six-member selection committee to select the artistic director of Documenta 16, which will be held in 2027.
The 2022 edition of the Kassel-based art exhibition, held every five years, also faced accusations of antisemitism. The work of Ruangrupa, the Indonesian curators of last year’s Documenta, sparked months of controversy around depictions of allegedly anti-Semitic stereotypes.
With both the German media and government determined to humiliate him, Hoskote resigned from the Documenta committee on November 12, but refused to distance himself from the statement he had signed.Seems to be of quite a different nature than Roth claims – As requested by Documenta managing director Andreas Hoffmann.
The petition to which Hoskote refers does not say anything about anti-Semitism, as the German media or government officials claim. PhoneIt included an early report on Hoskote’s resignation. Karnad took to X to share a thread that sums up the story as he sees it.
The petition was a petition circulated by the Indian Cultural Forum as part of a campaign organized by the Israeli consulate general in Mumbai against the argument that Zionism is associated with Hindutva!
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