Refugees are the focus of the biggest installation of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei which goes on display next week at the National Gallery in Prague.

Called “Law of the Journey”, the 70-metre-long (230-foot-long) inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures will be shown from March 16 through the rest of the year.

After the installation of the Zodiac sculpture project outside the National Gallery premises in the Veletrzni Palace in 2016, this should be the first exhibition of the series that would present the attitudes of artists, which reflect urgent problems in the world, political and economic crises and moral decay. 

Ai spent the last year visiting such migrant and refugee hotspots as the US-Mexican border badlands to the Turkish-Syrian frontier and crowded holding camps on Greek islands.


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