The Art Newspaper | by Victoria Stapley-Brown
Ai Weiwei builds ‘fences’ across New York in citywide exhibition
The artist says the Public Art Fund project is like ‘a love letter to the city’
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. …read more
Image | Ai Weiwei Studio and Frahm & Frahm) | Installation at Washington Square Arch