Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, has unveiled a series of public sculptures in New York City meant to draw attention to the plight of displaced people worldwide.
The sculptures, which form a collection called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” are located at more than 300 points throughout New York City, including Washington Square Park and Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park.
The sculptures call to mind cages and fences and remind the viewer of the barriers facing migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples.
Ai Weiwei is as well-known for his activism as for his art, famously battling the Chinese government over democracy and human rights.
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Stars – they're just like us! Artist Ai Weiwei snapping a selfie (maybe?) in front of his newest installation in Central Park pic.twitter.com/MFJ3GWouGH
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Ai Weiwei at the Unisphere! pic.twitter.com/oSfTaaiD9v
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