Stock Photo - Zodiac, a sculpture project by Ai Weiwei, the world-renowned Chinese artist and critic of the Beijing regime, was put on display outside the Trade Fair Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, January 31, 2016, a few days ahead of its author's arrival in the Czech capital. Zodiac, which will be personally presented by Ai Weiwei next week, expresses criticism of the European war intervention in China in the late 19th century and of the present arts market. Ai Weiwei will stay in Prague on February 5-6. Apart from presenting his work, he will attend two discussion meetings in which human rights and migration are likely to be touched on. Zodiac consists of 12 large bronze animal heads. It will remain on display in front of the palace, which hosts NG's collections of modern and contemporary arts, until the end of August. The Zodiac sculptures were created as copies of the sculptures that two European Jesuits designed for the former Chinese emperor in the 18th century. The original statues formed a water clock in the fountain of the Old summer palace in Beijing. It was pilfered by the French and British soldiers during the Opium Wars in the mid-19th century. (CTK Photo/Michal Kamaryt)

Stock Photo: Zodiac, a sculpture project by Ai Weiwei, the world-renowned Chinese artist and critic of the Beijing regime, was put on display outside the Trade Fair Palace.

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