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Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best-known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail. Visitors to the island prison set in San Francisco Bay can browse seven multi-media pieces, several referencing Tibetan independence campaigners but others including Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning."The Ai Weiwei [exhibition] brings a contemporary take to this," added the U.S. National Park Service spokeswoman, "and allows people really to take a deep dive and think about what it means to have freedom what it means for equality".The show is divided into seven installations, allowing visitors to see parts of the former prison to which they would not usually have access."Trace" presents pictures of 176 figures jailed or exiled for their beliefs, including Snowden and Manning, but also nearly 40 Chinese cases, 26 from among 33 countries represented.
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