Weiwei’s Art Sheds Light On Refugee Crisis Across Five Boroughs

BARUCH COLLEGE — Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei brings art into the public realm with Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, an exhibition that includes more than 300 pieces of art spread across the five boroughs of New York produced in collaboration with the Public Art Fund. Weiwei’s purpose for creating such a large piece was inspired by a need to start conversation about the global refugee crisis affecting millions of people.

In his introduction, director and Chief Curator for the Public Art Fund Nicholas Baum lauded the artist saying, “Ai Weiwei is truly a unique figure, his work reaches across all of these fields and brings us together around our shared human values.”