Art is all around the streets of New York City. The vibe of the city screams creativity and there are influences all around. This fall marks the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund. To celebrate the occasion, they’ve tapped the talents of world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei for a borough-wide project. Ai Weiwei is slated to build Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, an exhibit that will be on display across several boroughs in New York City.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors is an exhibit that is heavily inspired by the current political happenings around the world. Migration issues and sociopolitical situations have taken hold and even gotten out of hand in some places. The artistic installation of Ai Weiwei’s fences is set to serve as a symbol the things that divide us as a people, both physically and mentally. These fences will be erected at Essex Street Market, Cooper Union for the Advancement for Science and Art on Astor Place, and Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. These are just a few of the locations that have been officially named as sites for these fences. There will be over 90 fences displayed around the city. The Good Fences Make Good Neighbors exhibit will be on display from October 12, 2017 through February 11, 2018 at a variety of places in NYC.