Ai Weiwei To Build Fences Across NYC

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will show works across all five boroughs of New York this autumn in a major citywide project. Good Fences Make Good Neighbours (24 October-11 February 2018) is staged by the Public Art Fund as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition uses fences as a way to explore immigration, boundaries and the ongoing refugee crisis. Ai, who lived in New York in the 1980s when he was a student, says it is “a love letter to the city and its people.” The outdoor show will include large-scale site-specific sculptures as well as photography to be presented in more than 300 spots, both public and privately owned, across the city.

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