Ai Weiwei's "F Lotus," made of life vests for the exhibition "translocation- transformation," is swimming in the pond at the Upper Belvedere palace in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
AP Photo/Ronald Zak
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Visitors to Vienna's Belvedere Palace this week were confronted with 1,005 refugees' life jackets drifting in the baroque pond – courtesy of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.Ai, who in February this year attached 14,000 life jackets to the columns of a Berlin concert house, said that the work was his way of addressing the tragedy of Europe's migrant crisis.Another of Ai's installations will go on display in the nave of the Gothic cathedral of the Spanish city of Cuenca, it was revealed Thursday. The exhibition, which consists of six hulking, iron boxes containing sculptures depicting scenes from his 81-day solitary confinement in China in 2011, will be on show from July 26 .
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