Ai Weiwei Drapes Concert Hall With Refugees' Life Vests
People walk past an art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei that uses life vests worn by refugees to wrap the pillars of the concert hall Konzerthaus Berlin in Germany, on Feb. 14, 2016.Clemens Bilan / Getty Images
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Activist and artist Ai Weiwei posted the above photo on his Instagram on Feb. 13. He wrapped the pillars of the Konzerthaus Berlin, a German concert hall, with life vests used by refugees.
Ai got about 14,000 life vests from the municipal authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos. A statement from the island's municipality said Ai's project "is aimed raising awareness and mobilizing the world community to the crime being committed every day in the Aegean Sea by ruthless traffickers."
Ai has repeatedly visited Lesbos, Europe's busiest entry point since the refugee crisis erupted.