24 Sep '14, 10pm

Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles on Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles on Alcatraz

Once an infamous prison, Alcatraz is now a national park that attracts 1.5 million visitors each year - and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei just teamed up with the FOR-SITE Foundation to unveil a series of 7 provocative installations that engage with the island's history while exploring the issues of human rights and freedom of expression. "Trace" is one of the most spectacular - Ai Weiwei used 1.2 million LEGO bricks to create portraits of 176 prisoners of conscience and exiles. Today we took a firsthand look at this amazing installation before it officially opens this weekend - check out our photos after the jump!

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