NYC Museum & Public Sculpture Tour
Oct. 12, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2018
Critics are buzzing about Ai Weiwei’s powerful new installations “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” in NYC—be there with ART SMART to experience it on a private, personalized tour!
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is known throughout the world for his controversial and thought-provoking exhibits and installations. His latest exhibition in New York City, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” is no different. The many fence-like structures Ai has created are intended to serve as a metaphor for current sociopolitical issues, including immigration and border control, and to reflect the tension of the international migration crisis. These public fence sculptures suggest themes of separation and division, both on a global scale and in relation to New York City’s long history as a major port of immigration.
Let one of ART SMART’s professional art historians take you to one the exhibition’s various locations—including Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the Cooper Union building in Manhattan, and the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. This exploration of the cultural, economic, and sociopolitical implications of “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” can be incorporated into one of our amazing museum or gallery tours. For example, we could spend some time at the Central Park fence installation before heading up the street to continue the tour at The Met or Guggenheim museums. This type of museum-tour-with-a-twist is perfect for anyone interested in investigating the ways art, history, and current affairs intersect.