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Viviane Sassen begeistert seit Jahren die Modefotowelt. Auch sie arbeitet in erster Linie mit dem menschlichen Körper, etwa indem...


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Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 1

Performance ist eine eigenständige Kunstform, und die Fotografie ist ihr ständiger Begleiter. In dieser Gruppenausstellung werden...


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  |  20. December 2016

2016 - REVIEW OF THE YEAR'S EVENTS

Ai Weiwei planning to build a memorial for refugees

The current migrant crisis is also affecting Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. He is particularly touched by the fate of the boat people who are still arriving in thousands on the European coasts every day after the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. After seeing the refugees’ situation on the Greek island of Lesbos with his own eyes, the artist decided to build a memorial right there for those who lost their lives during the passage.

Just how exactly the memorial is going to look like is still unsure. Everything is still in the development phase, said the artist, who is currently holding a visiting professorship at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin. However, he has already rented a studio on Lesbos for the work and is looking for sponsors as well. His Berlin students will help the artist with the building process and the monument could be finished by the end of the year. Ai Weiwei considers his plan to raise a monument as a political statement.

According to the UNHCR, more than 1 million boat people crossed the Mediterranean Sea last year and landed in Europe. Almost 4,000 died during the passage with mostly very simple and unseaworthy boats.

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