News Piece of Interest: PBS on Ai Weiwei


Sculpture Exhibition by Ai Weiwei in NYC, image by P. Fedynsky 

Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei is becoming one of the leading international voices of protest in relation to the immigration crisis in Europe. In January he shut down an exhibition in Copenhagen to protest Danish anti-immigration laws recently put in place. This February 2016, he used 14,000 salvaged refuge life vests and used them to cover the Konzerthaus concert hall in Berlin. PBS has released an article on these two protests as well as three other international actions that the activist has taken in recent years. The article, written by Dominique Bonessi is entitled “5 times Ai Weiwei’s art has called attention to the refugee crisis”.

You can read the article by visiting PBS here.

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