I love Ai Weiwei's fearlessness of addressing political issues. And it's amazing to see how his art could become a platform for real life as a recent exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence demonstrated. Antenna produced the audio tour and there is also a downloadable app. The Chinese artist had transformed the entire palace into a place that empowered the awareness of refugees in Italy, framing for instance the windows of the Renaissance building with rubber boats.

However, towards the end of the show a huge group of Somalian refugees who had escaped from a fire in their emergency accommodation occupied the Palazzo Strozzi in protest. This blending of the lines between art, real life and political issues is rarely noticed by the press and social media but shows how art can develop its own life just as the artist intended.

Would be great to reflect those synergies in the follow-up of our productions and activities.