Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Ai Weiwei

Foam Photography Museum presents a large solo exhibition by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (1957, China). As a political refugee who lived under constant government surveillance, the artist feels related to the growing influx of refugees attempting to enter Europe. Since his first visit to the Greek island of Lesbos in December 2015, he and his team have travelled to refugee camps all around the world. The exhibition #SafePassage deals with the fate of the individual versus the overruling systems of society, switching from Ai Weiwei’s personal experiences as a refugee of the Chinese Government, to the hundreds of thousands refugees and migrants who risked their lives to reach Europe, only to find their path barred by a succession of border closures. Alongside marble sculptures and films, Ai Weiwei has covered the walls of Foam with thousands of photographs taken on his mobile phone.

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Foam Photography Museum
Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 551 65 00


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