Ai Weiwei

Gilded Cage

On the occasion of the 16th international Venice Architecture Biennale, Fondazione Berengo and Frahm & Frahm present Gilded Cage by artist and activist Ai Weiwei in the garden of the historic Palazzo Franchetti.

Gilded Cage is one of the major works created by Ai Weiwei for the Public Art Fund’s acclaimed citywide, multi-media exhibition, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”, which was presented in New York from October 2017 through February 2018, also in collaboration with Frahm & Frahm. The exhibition addressed the worldwide refugee crisis and current geopolitical landscape by using the theme of security fences as a powerful artistic symbol. Now in Venice, installed overlooking the Grand Canal, Gilded Cage invites viewers to walk into and around the work, allowing them to not only interact with the installation, but also to consider the inherent dualities of the world we live in.


24 May, 2018 25 November, 2018


Palazzo Franchetti, Venice
San Marco 2847
30124 Venice