This is not unique, in many other places you will find examples of ‘migrant art’, be it autonomous or applied art. Such examples can be seen for instance at the biennale of Venice, the Documenta or the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Or the website ‘The Publisher’ (https://www.thepublisher.nl/) that shows art work made by, or co-created with refugees. The website offers them a space and opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the current situation. This is done in various artistic manners. Objectives and forms however do vary.
Art may be a means to deal with traumas. It may create possibilities for income generation or work creation. Or art is used as a creative environment to solve specific problems of migrants like housing, clothes and so on. Or it seeks political purposes like drawing attention to migrants’ human rights. In my view the approach will become stronger if migrant artists themselves can contribute, or even better, take a leading role. Or on the long run, if collaboration is established with artists in the countries of origin.