Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up studio in Lesbos in the context of refugee crisis

Ai Weiwei

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Chinese  artist Ai Weiwei has created a studio in Lesbos to give the opportunity to artists to focus on the drama of the refugees and urge authorities to efficiently deal with it.  ‘As an artist, I have to relate to humanity’s struggles […] I never separate these situations from my art’, he said during a press conference on 1 January 2015. Ai praised the people of Lesbos for having ‘very good understanding’ of the refugees’ plight,their needs and for being ‘very helpful and very tolerant’. However, he emphasised they had limited resources to deal with the issue.