Monday, 3 May 2010

Vallauris: Visual Exhibition of War Was Forced to Close #Art #Riviera #Algeria #France

Vallauris: exhibition closed after complaints from harkis (Collaborators with French Occupation Forces in Algeria)

A company of harkis passes the gallery in Algiers May 8, 1957 during the military parade commemorating the end of the Second World War.

The exhibition of visual artist Sedira Museum Pablo Picasso: War and Peace in Vallauris (Alpes-Maritimes), was closed by the city due to complaints Association harkis.

A mediation sub-prefect of Grasse, Claude Serra, could be reopened "fast" the retrospective of this internationally recognized artist, according to museum management.

The town of Vallauris might instead refuse to provide security.

The City would not provide security

As a national museum, the institution is placed under the guardianship of the state, but the city is responsible for opening the Convention and monitoring of spaces.
Asked by Nice-Matin, the mayor of Vallauris Gumiel Alain said Tuesday that the City would not ensure that mission.
A video presented by the Franco-Algerian artist, consisting of an interview in Arabic on her mother's memories of the war Algeria, angered former supporters of French Algeria, because the word "harki" it was translated by the word "collaborator".

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