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Berlin: Artist not allowed to show nude sketches "out of respect for Muslims"
by Cheradenine Zakalwe
In the invitation to the private art show the project sounded really good. It sounded as if something good was being done for artists. Marzahn-Hellersdorf Adult Education Centre is giving artists the opportunity to present their works to a wide public on the floors of the institution. Creatives are brought together with citizens and thus exposed to criticism much more directly than in a commercial gallery. This is how the municipality describes its art exhibition space programme. "Imaginative & colourful paintings and drawings" is the name of the current exhibition of the Berlin artist Susanne Schüffel.
The show was supposed to open with a celebration on Friday evening. But the private show was not held; the artist had cancelled. She was allowed to show only some of her pictures. Six nude pictures had been removed a few days before. She is raging.
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