Olafur Eliasson’s Venice Biennale Project Puts Refugees In The Art. Is This Social Practice Art Or Exploitation?

“Everything about putting refugees on display as exhibits in an art show feels wrong to me. Yes, they are consenting participants. But how many options do they really have? Are they in a position to turn Eliasson’s offer down? Why not organise a project with them off site instead of parading them in front of the public? Let people interested in the project seek it out. Let the others gawp at something else. This is not art in service of migrants but migrants in service of an artistic and curatorial vision.”

Source: http://www.artsjournal.com/2017/05/olafur-eliassons-venice-biennale-project-puts-refugees-in-the-art-is-this-social-practice-art-or-exploitation.html

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