Ai Weiwei wants to build “security fence” in Washington Square Park

TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Aug.August 26, 2017 05:00 PM

Artist Ai Weiwei is known for standing up to the Chinese government and making political statements. But now, the celebrated artist is taking his message to New York, where he hopes to erect some 300 artworks challenging ideas about immigration.

Weiwei lauched a Kickstarter campaign in conjunction with the Public Art Fund to bring the project, entitled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” to life.

Specifically, the artist wants to add security fences and borders “addressing human rights issues” in all five boroughs at sites, including Central Park, Washington Square Park and the Unisphere monument, according to Dezeen.

“The issue with the migration crisis has been a longtime focus of my practice,” Weiwei said. “And the fence has always been a tool in the vocabulary of political landscaping.” [Dezeen]Christopher Cameron


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