Here Are Ai Weiwei’s Lower East Side ‘Fences’ [PHOTOS]
World renowned artist Ai Weiwei began installing works last week as part of the “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” endeavor. But today is the official start of the public art project.
The Lower East Side features prominently in the campaign, too. Ai Weiwei installed four in the neighborhood proper, plus dozens of 2D banners on light poles, and a “flagship” installation up at Cooper Union.
The Essex Street Market, 48 East 7th Street (Van Leeuwen), 189 Chrystie Street (aka The Box), and 248 Bowery were all recipients. However, the latter two pieces were quite literal – chain-link fences that box in the tenement rooftops.
Good Fences – touted by project sponsor Public Art Fund as Weiwei’s largest, most ambitious undertaking to date – will remain on display until February 2018.