Ai Weiwei’s Powerful Protest Against Fences, Walls And Xenophobia

By Katharine Schwab

The artist is literally fencing New York City in, with massive public artworks focused on immigration.

Beneath the iconic triumphal arch in New York City’s Washington Square Park sits a big metal cage with a cut-out in the shape of two humans walking together. As street dancers and musicians perform around the park fountain as they always have, people walk through the arch’s new, steel-framed passageway. An ordinary stroll through the park becomes a symbolic act–a crossing of borders, right in the middle of America’s most famous immigrant city.

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