Ai Weiwei looks on during an interview at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, May 19, 2016.
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Beneath the Greek and EU flags flying outside the Athens museum hosting Ai Weiwei's new exhibition, the Chinese artist has hoisted his own to draw attention to what he calls Europe's "shameful" response to the refugee crisis. Ai's flags of Greece and Europe are colored the metallic yellow of the emergency blankets aid workers hand out to stop hypothermia. Often described as China's most high-profile artist, dissident and political activist, Ai has visited camps in Greece to film a documentary about the refugee crisis, and has also set up a studio on Lesbos, the island on whose beaches nearly a million migrants entered the European Union last year.
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