Chinese artist Ai Weiwei shut down his exhibition in Copenhagen in protest at a controversial Danish law to seize valuables from asylum seekers.Ai, who helped design the Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics and has held exhibitions around the world, posted a statement on his social media accounts Wednesday. He had earlier called the owner of the Faurschou Foundation, where the exhibition was held, to inform him of his decision to pull the plug on the show, called Ruptures. The artist is currently on the Greek island of Lesbos, making a documentary about the migration crisis.The statement said the move “follows the Danish parliament’s approval of the law proposal that allows seizing valuables and delaying family reunions for asylum seekers.” The statement said that Faurschou Foundation owner Jens Farschou “backs the artist’s decision.” Ai also announced his intention to pull an installation from a group exhibition at the Aros Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city.Danish MPs Tuesday backed a controversial law to confiscate valuables from asylum seekers to pay for their upkeep.Under the plans, police will be able to search refugees and their luggage and seize cash or assets worth over €1,300. Items of sentimental value, such as wedding rings, will be exempt, the government said. A delay of three years will also be placed on refugees seeking to bring their families to Denmark.The U.N.’s refugee agency and the Council of Europe have criticized the move, with the latter saying that seizing assets “could amount to an infringement of … human dignity.”Ruptures opened in March 2015 and was scheduled to run until April 2016.