Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist always very committed, yet achieves a monumental work in tribute to refugees for its latest exhibition entitled « Law of the journey » on Narodni Gallery Prague.
Ai Weiwei had already pointed to the plight of refugees via several impressive works such as that achieved in 2015 at the Berlinale. He had set up on the colonnades of the Berlin Konzerthaus 14 000 used life jackets that were given by the Greek authorities. This time, the artist goes into a gallery to expose, denounce and once again raise awareness about the human crisis in Europe.
« There’s no refugee crisis, aim only human crisis … » The humanitarian crisis has become particularly acute since 2015 when the influx of refugees from Syria in Europe and elsewhere has seen a dramatic escalation. She is described as « An abattoir, a complete collapse of humanity, the top of the horror » by the coordinator of the Emergency Relief USA, Stephen O’Brien.
The work ofAi Weiwei for the exhibition » Law of the journey « Features many refugees, 300 figures in total, in a giant inflatable dinghy, which aims to show the world the terrible conditions that face all those people. The will of the committed artist is also a condemnation of the policy decisions of governments and their willful blindness on the human crisis is happening in Europe.
The work of the artist is visible from the 17 2017 March and until January 7 2018 in Narodni gallery Prague.