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    Protests Authority Policy Denmark, Ai Weiwei Close Solo Exhibition

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016, January 27, 2016 EDT Last Updated 2016-01-28T03:11:07Z
    Controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has not stopped defending the refugees seeking asylum in different countries. Including the events that took place in Denmark on Wednesday this week.
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    Ai protest against the policy of the Danish government decided to take valuables from refugees and asylum seekers in the country. Solo exhibition entitled 'ruptures' has been ongoing since last March 2015 and the plan would expire in April.

    Gallery owners Jens Faurschou support the decision of the artist and expressed disappointment at the government's decision. "Denmark into a terrible state for asylum seekers and I support the decision of Ai," he said in an interview to the BBC, as reported Thursday (01/28/2016).

    Although not surprised by the decision of Ai, but Faurschou still hope there is a solution to the problem of refugees.

    In 2015, there were 21,000 asylum seekers who want to live in Denmark. While Denmark is not the first European country that demands a valuable asset of the refugees. Previously, there was Switzerland which also provides that asylum seekers must submit assets above $ 1,000.

    "When Ai lived in the country, he made the artwork of the problems there. Now she lives in Europe and pointed to the problem here. Ai Weiwei have a global voice," he concluded.

    Beginning in January, Ai said to have opened an art studio in the Greek island of Lesbos named. Through art, Ai wants to raise public awareness of refugee issues. His studio was run by students from China and Germany, and will produce some protectionism with themes related to the refugee crisis. (tia / doc)


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