Chinese Artist Covers BerlinsKonzerthaus With 14,000 Refugee Life Jackets

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is critical of the European response to the refugee crisis. On February 13th, he unveiled a striking installation at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, where he had wrapped the building’s columns in 14,000 discarded refugee life jackets that had been discarded on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Staged in coordination with the Cinema For Peace gala on February 15th, according to Weiwei, every lifejacket symbolizes an individual life for whom then landing at Lesbos is just the beginning. Be sure to check of Weiwei’s Instagram to see some of the photos that he’s taken of asylum seekers on their journey of hope.

Thousands have risked their lives to find a better life in Europe

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