AI WEIWEI’S NEW INSTALLATION
MASSIVE PUBLIC ART PROJECT IN NEW YORK CITY
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is getting ready to take Manhattan—again, according to artnet.com. Following a momentous season in New York City last fall—in which he had no fewer than four simultaneous gallery shows— he is now planning to mount his most ambitious public art project to date. This fall, he will introduce “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” a multi-site, multi-borough installation that explores the inclination towards, and effects of, erecting boundaries in society.
The exhibition is the latest initiative announced by the Public Art Fund, the longtime organizer of dynamic contemporary art installations in New York, celebrating its 40th anniversary year.
The project will involve various metal wire security fence installations at carefully chosen locations, including the Essex Street Market on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on Astor Place, JCDeaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Central Park, and Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. It will be on view from October 12, 2017 through Feburary 11, 2018.