Ai Weiwei has decided to close his exhibition ”Ruptures” at Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen, Denmark. This decision follows the Danish parliament’s approval of the law proposal that allows seizing valuables and delaying family reunions for asylum seekers.
Jens Faurschou backs the artist’s decision and regrets that the Danish parliament choses to be in the forefront of symbolic and inhuman politics of todays biggest humanitarian crisis in Europe and the Middle East, instead of being in the forefront of a respectful European solution to solve the acute humanitarian crisis.
According to a Danish paper, The Local, the artist is also withdrawing from an exhibition at the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, a group show opened in November and due to close on 22 May.
- Ai Weiwei and Jens Faurschou. Courtesy of the Faurschou Foundation