Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian infant refugee in ‘haunting’ photo
Engaged in several projects relating to the refugee crisis and profoundly moved by their individual often hopeless situations, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, currently working on the Greek Lesbos Island, realized several symbolic actions to draw attention on this crisis and human tragedies.
Last week, he decided to cancel its exhibition in Copenhagen as a protest against the new Danish law allowing refugees belongings to be confiscate in order to cover the costs of their welcoming.
This week, he released a photo of him lying on a pebbled beach using the same pose as the 3 year old Aylan Kurdi who drowned near the Turkish town of Bodrum in a failed attempt to reach the European Union.
The haunting image of the little boy in September 2015 became a symbol of the plight of Syria’s refugees and drove huge mobilizations in Europe.
To learn more, read here.
Face à l’oppression en Turquie, l’Europe doit agir !
La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
Today,MP Garo Paylan explained us how Turkey is no longer a democratic country and how the Armenian genocide intertwines with the current situation with Kurdish people's sufferings
#ArmenianGenocide #freedomofspeech #memory #justice #truth #commemoration #democracy #humanrights