Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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Gilded Cage

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60 St & 5 Ave

For the entrance to Central Park, Ai has created a giant gilded cage that simultaneously evokes the luxury of Fifth Avenue and the privations of confinement. Visitors are able to enter its central space, which is surrounded by bars and turnstiles. Functioning as a structure of both control and display, the work reveals the complex power dynamics of repressive architecture.

Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio/ Frahm & Frahm.

Photo: Ai Weiwei Studio.

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