A war of words has broken out between two well-known artists over issues of intellectual property, artistic freedom, and censorship.
Brussels-based South African artist Kendell Geers fired the opening salvo on Monday, publishing an open letter on Amateur d’art, the art blog of the French newspaper Le Monde, criticizing French-Algerian artist Kader Attia for his ongoing lawsuit against Universal Music France, which Attia alleges sponsored a music video that plagiarized one of Attia’s most famous works. Geers says Attia’s suit is stifling creative expression. In response, Attia said Geers is hungry for attention…Click to continue to read
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