The Public Art Fund and Chinese multimedia artist Ai Weiwei have collaborated on a massive-scale exhibition featuring over three hundred outdoor sculptures in New York City. The only problem is, they need your help to get the public art project past the finish line and into the City's public spaces.
In response to the worldwide plight of migrants and refugees, divisive immigration and border control policies, and the global rise in nationalism, the exhibition, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, will be installed at 300 + sites spanning dozens of New York City neighborhoods in all five boroughs. Drawing on the artist’s personal experience being detained by the Chinese government and as well as his visits with some of the world’s most vulnerable populations at refugee camps and borders worldwide, the show will make a powerful statement about division and separation at a global, national, local, and personal level.
The Public Art Fund set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise a relatively-modest 80k that will go towards ensuring these sculptures can be displayed in New York City's public parks and spaces. In only two days, the campaign has already reached 24k and has about a month left to go. Check out the campaign page to learn more about the project, contributions, and rewards.
via Public Art Fund
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