2 July 2018

Sam Ivin: Physically Scratched Portraits Of Asylum Seekers Exhibited

Such a simple idea, yet one which combines prophecy and emotive impact as it speaks truth to power – Sam Ivin physically scratches portraits of asylum seekers erasing their eyes in order to convey the frustration engendered by the ‘hostile environment’ for migrants

3 February 2016

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Ai Weiwei Creates Artwork Using 14,000 Migrant Lifejackets From Lesbos

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has begun work on a new art project in Germany. The piece will incorporate 14,000 life jackets discarded by migrants, who came to the island of Lesbos in Greece to shelter. Local mayor Spiros Galinos has provided the floatation devices for the artwork, the office revealed in a statement yesterday.  A statement from the […]

29 September 2015

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Banksy’s Dismaland: Dystopian Theme Park Re-Tasked To Make Shelters For Migrants

After the theme park Dismaland – which has given Weston-super-Mare an economy boost of over £20 million closes to the public, and has seen the pop-up “bemusement park” visited by over 150,000 visitors in the last five weeks – it has now been appropriately ‘re-tasked’. Bristol street artist Banksy’s ‘crap’ dystopian theme park Dismaland is […]