Inspired by the international migration crisis, the exhibition transforms the security fence to feature large-scale, site-specific works that are installed at Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Central Park, the Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village, and the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, in partnership with NYC Parks. These will be joined by site-specific interventions on top of and in between private buildings, a series of new flagpole-mounted works for the New York City Economic Development Corporation-managed Essex Street Market; and sculptural interventions around 10 JCDecaux bus shelters in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation. In addition to these site-specific works, Ai has created a new series of 200 unique two-dimensional banners that will appear in all five boroughs on lampposts.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation supported the “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” exhibition, and has previously support the Public Art Fund for an exhibition by Jeppe Hein, as well as general operating support.
The exhibition will run from October 12, 2017, to February 11, 2018 at more than 300 sites across New York City.
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