Greek island donates 14,000 refugee lifejackets to Ai Weiwei

The Art Newspaper | Anny Shaw:

Ai Weiwei’s latest comment on the refugee crisis is a work of art created out of 14,000 lifejackets found on the Greek island of Lesbos. The island’s mayor Spyros Galinos donated the jackets to the Chinese artist and activist, who is due to construct the work in his Berlin studio. “This work aims to mobilise the global community regarding the crime carried out daily in the Aegean by ruthless people smugglers,” according to a statement issued by local authorities and published by the Greek newspaper Kathimerini… Read more 

Image: Ai Weiwei has been documenting the plight of refugees in Lesvos. Image: Ai Weiwei/Instagram