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Ai Weiwei Bringing 100+ Fences to NYC for Immigration-Themed Exhibit

(DNAINFO)  Alexandra Leon | March 27, 2017 — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is bringing dozens of fences to rooftops and parks across the city for his latest public exhibition aimed at commenting on immigration worldwide.

The artist and activist will be building more than 100 fences and other installations throughout the city as part of the project, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” officials said.

He is partnering with the Public Art Fund as part of its 40th anniversary celebration to bring the metal wire security fences to locations like the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on Astor Place, Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Central Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens and bus shelters in Brooklyn.

Source: Ai Weiwei Bringing 100+ Fences to NYC for Immigration-Themed Exhibit – Downtown Brooklyn – DNAinfo New York