Ai Weiwei's haunting new work drapes concert hall in refugees' life vests

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's newest art installation made its debut this week consisting of thousands of life vests once worn by refugees bound to the columns of the Konzerthaus Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

The life vests were among the thousands discarded by migrants and refugees after they crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos.

Up to 80,000 refugees currently live in Berlin and the city is preparing for the likely arrival of 30,000 more in 2016.

Ai Weiwei lives in Berlin and is currently involved in several projects relating to refugees.

Refugee Life Vests Makes Massive and Powerful Statement In Berlin
Refugee Life Vests Makes Massive and Powerful Statement In Berlin


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