Latest installation by renowned Chinese artist highlights plight of refugees risking their lives to reach Europe.
On the pro side: “powerful tribute”; “iconic image”. On the con side: “egotistical victim porn”; “an opportunist move to hitchhike onto a current tragedy”.
Is Ai Weiwei's portrayal of Aylan Kurdi's death his greatest work of suicidal art?
Ai Weiwei reminds the world about the ongoing refugee crisis sparked by a mass exodus of peoples from Syria, who are fleeing a land mired in conflict. Report by Al Jazeera+
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will create an artwork in Germany from 14,000 life jackets discarded by migrants arriving on Greece's Lesbos island, local authorities said on Tuesday. "Island mayor Spiros Galinos has provided 14,000...Show More Summary
I see this image and I wonder.
Over the weekend, a striking new image of Ai Weiwei surfaced — but it was “striking” because it wasn’t really new at all. Its resemblance to another photo that’s engrained as a synecdochic image of a global tragedy was its (questionable) intent. …Read More
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei paid tribute to the haunting image of a drowned toddler, a Syrian refugee whose body washed ashore in Turkey.
The picture of Aylan Kurdi, lying dead in the surf of a Turkish beach brutally crystallized the refugee crisis. Chinese artist Ai Weiweis copy is bizarre and poorly conceived.
#chineseartist #Aiweiwei A photo posted by Tamana Faizy (@faizy.tamana) on Jan 31, 2016 at 12:34am PST This article originally appeared on artnet News. The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has come under criticism for recreating...Show More Summary
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Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreated the 2015 photograph of the child Alan Kurdi, a deceased Syrian refugee, whose body washed up on the shore of Turkey. …Read More
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, known for works addressing human rights abuses, recreates infamous image of Aylan Kurdi
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Shortly after retracting his work from Danish museums in protest of an anti-immigration bill, Ai Weiwei is drawing even more attention to the Syrian refugee crisis by recreating last year's image of drowned infant Alan Kurdi. Taken by...Show More Summary
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has posed as a drowned refugee to draw attention to the plight of people fleeing conflict. The picture, which was taken by India Today photographer Rohit Chawla on the Greek island of Lesbos, shows Ai lying face down on a beach. Show More Summary
NEW DELHI--The heartbreaking image of a dead, three-year old Syrian refugee who was drowned in the Mediterranean sea last year just got a huge artistic tribute. Last week, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei closed his eyes and laid face down on a cold, pebbled beach imitating the lifeless body of the Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi. That photograph […]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has a new show in Paris. Not at the Louvre, where he participated in a group exhibition that closed earlier this month, or at a gallery like the Jeu de Paume in the Tuileries Gardens, which hosted a solo exhibition of his work in 2012. Show More Summary
“Ai, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, went on social media to decry Denmark’s ‘shameless’ bill that among other things allows authorities to confiscate valuables from migrants and delays family reunifications for refugees for up to three years. The artist announced that as a direct result of the bill he will pull his exhibitions from ARoS […]
"They come to this land with very little help; they just want basic human dignity, no bombs, no fear. They sacrifice everything to come to a land where nobody understands them and they call them potential criminals. It makes me very angry." [ more › ]