3 February 2016

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Ai Weiwei Creates Artwork Using 14,000 Migrant Lifejackets From Lesbos

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has begun work on a new art project in Germany. The piece will incorporate 14,000 life jackets discarded by migrants, who came to the island of Lesbos in Greece to shelter. Local mayor Spiros Galinos has provided the floatation devices for the artwork, the office revealed in a statement yesterday.  A statement from the […]

30 December 2015

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Ai Weiwei Volunteers At Moria Refugee Camp, Lesbos

The Chinese dissident artist and honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei has long-been a supporter of refugees since the beginning of the European migrant crisis, even walking in support of refugees with Anish Kapoor across London, with Artlyst in attendance. Now, the artist has traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos to volunteer at the Moria […]