Green light – An artistic workshop invites refugees, asylum seekers, and members of the public to participate in a multifaceted programme of creativity and shared learning. The educational programme includes a workshop for the construction of Green light lamps, language courses, seminars, artist’s interventions, and film screenings. It will be installed at Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Biennale di Venezia, in Venice, Italy, from May 13 to November 26, 2017.
Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of the cities receiving them. I am very pleased to be able to present the project at the Biennale Arte 2017. To me, going to the biennale has always been about going deeper into reality, not about exiting reality. Mass displacement and migration are core challenges in the world today, affecting millions of people around the globe. Green light displays a modest strategy for addressing the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current situation and shines a light on the value of collaborative work and thinking – Olafur Eliasson