Ai Weiwei: my art was used to sell cars – but I’m fighting back
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An advert for Volkswagens that featured my artwork about refugees illustrates corporations’ focus on profit over people

In October 2017 I was astonished when Michael Thouber, the director of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg, informed me that my artwork Soleil Levant had been used in an advertisement for the new Volkswagen Polo. Soleil Levant is an installation comprising 3,500 lifejackets worn by refugees undertaking perilous sea journeys to reach safety in Europe. Many refugees survived due...

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