Ai Weiwei unveils his most ambitious project to date in New York City. Organised by the Public Art Fund with partnering support by Frahm & Frahm, the city-wide intervention Good Fences Make Good Neighbors takes place at landmark sites including Washington Square Park, Central Park, and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Created in response to the international migration crisis and global geopolitical landscape, Ai co-opts the symbol of the security fence to give it powerful new social and artistic meaning. Over 300 sculptures and site-specific interventions have erupted across the city, altering the experience of some of New York’s most recognisable monuments. Documentary images and artwork also appear on lamp posts, bus shelters and newsstands across all five boroughs. Ai’s striking installations draws attention to the role of the fence as a divider, and invites us to reflect on the psychic and physical barriers that divide us; the issue at the heart of current immigration and refugee issues today.
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