© Rirkrit Tiravanija
THANKS FOR NOTHING’S FIRST INITIATIVE
Thanks for Nothing’s first initiative was held in September 2017 under the name of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY.
This event in support of the refugees, created in collaboration with Chantal Crousel, Niklas Svennung and Julie Boukoza, was supported from the beginning by Maja Hoffman and the Luma Foundation, François Pinault and Christie’s, Azzedine Alaïa and its Gallery, the Palais de Tokyo, Claudine Colin Communication Agency and BETC.
WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY was a week of cultural and civic programming at Palais de Tokyo, followed by an auction by Christie’s at the Gallery Azzedine Alaïa to benefit 5 NGOs that welcome, care for and integrate refugees who have arrived in France after their migration: Migreurop, Anafé, La Cimade, Center Primo Levi and THOT.
WE DREAM UNDER THE SKY SAME has raised more than 2 million euros for the 5 beneficiary NGOs.