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“For me, it was hard to be in that space be­cause I am a child who sur­vived the war in for­mer Yu­goslavia. The pho­tos and the video recre­ate mem­o­ries of ex­actly the same sit­u­a­tion that my peo­ple went through. But it is al­ways good to see these things in or­der to never for­get the suf­fer­ing and to give hon­our and re­spect to the peo­ple who lost their homes or just wanted a bet­ter life for their chil­dren. Laun­dro­mat is some­thing you must see and to al­low your­self to feel it also. I liked it very much be­cause it is so sim­ple, such a di­rect way to com­mu­ni­cate the prob­lem, by only show­ing cloths, pho­tos and shoes, art dis­plays some­thing that is fa­mil­iar – all that kind of clothes and shoes we all have, our kids have, so that refuge could have been any­one of us. And I am im­pressed how Ai wanted to hu­man­ize the refugees by tak­ing self­ies with them, that is so deep, so nat­u­ral and such a hu­man act of brav­ery and love from the artist.”

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