Ai closes his exhibition in Copenhagen in protest

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Ai closed his exhibition Ruptures at Denmark’s Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen, in protest at a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers.

“The way I can protest is that I can withdraw my works from that country. It is very simple, very symbolic – I cannot co-exist, I cannot stand in front of these people, and see these policies. It is a personal act, very simple; an artist trying not just to watch events but to act, and I made this decision spontaneously.”

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image of Elena Polivtseva

A conversation in e-flux about why "Ai's brand of activism is uniquely commercial, and thus uniquely spurious--Ai is gaining both cultural capital and money from the refugee crisis."

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image of Elena Di federico

Sounds like Ai's latest picture is really controversial: http://hyperallergic.com/272881/ai-weiweis-photo-reenacting-a-child-refu...

Posté il y a 4 années 5 mois