'Coloured Asylums' art exhibition

On the occassion of the refurbishment of the ISS building, Leen Hintjens and Peeter Burgeik present their artwork in a double exhibition 'Coloured Asylums' on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.

Official opening: Tuesday, January 17, 2016 16:00.  The Colours of Asylum

‘I chose the colour of peace', said the asylum seeker Ahmad Zubair, who repainted his red front door to avoid repeated attacks and vandalism in Middlesborough, England.

In the Netherlands, another asylum seeker is asked: 'What colour is your Bible cover?' 

In Australia, a group of Darwin residents, including three children, wrap 80 art packs to give to 200 children at Darwin Airport Lodge detention centre on Christmas morning. The staff of the detention centre tell them the presents cannot be distributed to the refugees, because 'the children might draw on the walls'. 

In Cardiff, Wales, asylum seekers are made to wear coloured wristbands at all times in the accommodation provided by the Home Office contractor.

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