Qatari art show at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo faces criticism over LGBTQ+ rights


Parisian gallery The Palais de Tokyo has faced a backlash from LGBTQ+ artists and activists after it revealed this week that it would host an exhibition organised by the Arab Museum of Modern (Mathaf) in Qatar. Homosexuality is still illegal in the Gulf country, carrying a sentence of up to seven years in prison, and activists have criticised the decision to collaborate with a museum run by the Qatari state. The exhibition is part of a wider programme for the Qatar-France 2020 Year of Culture.

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