Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits Lesbos to create art about refugees

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits Lesbos to create art about refugees

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wants to raise consciousness about the plight of refugees through his, and his students’, art.

Ai, who has made his name as much through his clashes with Chinese authorities as through his art, has set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos, the main point of entry for hundreds of thousands of refugees over the past year

The studio will produce several projects with themes related to the refugee crisis from him and his students, Ai told reporters.

“As an artist, I have to relate to humanity’s struggles… I never separate these situations from my art,” Ai said. Read more…

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei visits Lesbos to create art about refugees

Refugees' life jackets are transformed into message of peace on Greek island

Refugees’ life jackets are transformed into message of peace on Greek island

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A bright orange peace sign appeared on a hillside on the Greek island of Lesbos on New Year’s Day, transforming a growing pile of life jackets discarded by refugees arriving on the island into a message to the world.

Dozens of Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers and local supporters teamed up to create the massive peace sign Friday on a hillside overlooking the small strait between Greece and Turkey that has become a main passageway for those fleeing to Europe

Made up of more than 3,000 life jackets and built by dozens of volunteers, the sign is a way to honor those who have made the journey and to urge peace in the new year, according to Greenpeace. Read more…

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