Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy of the Public Art Fund
The Public Artist Fund is closing out its 40th anniversary year with Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, an exhibition stretching all five boroughs, by artist and human rights activist, Ai Weiwei. The citywide art installation transforms a security fence into an artistic symbol of the international migration crisis and the current geopolitical landscape.
The exhibition will run from October 12, 2017 to February 11, 2018, and includes over 300 sites across New York City including flagpoles, lampposts, and bus shelters. Here are 10 places you can view the various installations:
10. Gilded Cage in Central Park
Image by Jason Wyche, courtesy of the Public Art Fund.
Located at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, Gilded Cage is a free-standing installation that transforms a fence into a golden, cage-like sculpture. Visitors are able to walk into and around the structure, allowing them to contrast the openness and freedom of the vast park with the structures of division found within the cage.