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Artist Covers Berlin Concert Hall with Discarded Refugee Lifejackets

Berlin’s Konzerthaus

Berlin’s Konzerthaus

Berlin, February 17 (RHC)-- An artist critical of the EU’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis has covered a famous concert house in Berlin with 14,000 lifejackets discarded by seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos.

According to Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, each jacket wrapped around the columns of the Berlin’s Konzerthaus symbolizes the single life of a refugee who stepped upon the shores of Lesbos with the hopes of a new beginning. 

The installation took roughly a month to prepare and was unveiled in coordination with the Cinema for Peace 2016 gala held inside the building.  

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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