Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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7th Street Fence

Since the 19th century, successive waves of immigrants have settled on the Lower East Side. Many who landed at Ellis Island made it their home. Throughout the city, lamppost banners portray those arrivals, as well as notable exiles and contemporary refugees. Works that ...

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Ai often visited Washington Square Park when he lived nearby in the 1980s, drawn to its vitality as a hub for creative and political expression. His 37-foot-tall steel cage echoes the iconic form of the marble arch, which commemorates George Washington leading the nation...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee residing in Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany. This airport was rebuilt and expanded by the Nazis during the Third...

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This portrait depicts a refugee residing in Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany. This airport was rebuilt and expanded by the Nazis during the Third...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai and his team’s extensive research and visits to refugee camps and national borders around the world have yielded an enormous trove of compelling...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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Ai and his team’s extensive research and visits to refugee camps and national borders around the world have yielded an enormous trove of compelling...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Kara Tepe Camp on Lesvos, Greece, which houses about 700 people typically from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan (as...

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This portrait depicts a refugee on the island of Lesvos, Greece, which has served as the entry point into Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Idomeni makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, which was Greece’s largest unofficial camp. It sprung...

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Ai and his team’s extensive research and visits to refugee camps and national borders around the world have yielded an enormous trove of compelling...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the approximately 1,500-2,000 Syrian refugees who have established a makeshift camp in Torbali, Turkey, a rural town...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Nizip Camp at Gaziantep, Turkey, a city on the Syrian-Turkish border. This group of camps, established in 2012...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Nizip Camp at Gaziantep, Turkey, a city on the Syrian-Turkish border. This group of camps, established in 2012...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Nizip Camp at Gaziantep, Turkey, a city on the Syrian-Turkish border. This group of camps, established in 2012...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Nizip Camp at Gaziantep, Turkey, a city on the Syrian-Turkish border. This group of camps, established in 2012...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Shatila Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon, which was first established in 1949 for Palestinian refugees, and has...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Shatila Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon, which was first established in 1949 for Palestinian refugees, and has...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Shatila Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon, which was first established in 1949 for Palestinian refugees, and has...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Arsal Camp in Arsal, Lebanon, a border town that currently hosts an estimated 11000 refugees from Syria alongside...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Arsal Camp in Arsal, Lebanon, a border town that currently hosts an estimated 110,000 refugees from Syria alongside...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Arsal Camp in Arsal, Lebanon, a border town that currently hosts an estimated 110,000 refugees from Syria alongside...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Arsal Camp in Arsal, Lebanon, a border town that currently hosts an estimated 110,000 refugees from Syria alongside...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Ein El Hilweh Camp in Sidon, Lebanon, which is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Established in...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Ein El Hilweh Camp in Sidon, Lebanon, which is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Established in...

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Ai Weiwei’s citywide exhibition uses existing elements of urban infrastructure as platforms for public art. Lamppost banners display a series of 200...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the group of more than 300,000 Syrian refugees who are reportedly living in small unnamed makeshift camps in Lebanon’s...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 6000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Syrian-Jordanian Border, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees have encamped in the middle of the desert – hundreds...

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This banner depicts refugees at the West Bank Barrier. At a total length of 708 kilometres (440 mi) upon completion, the border traced by the barrier...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the West Bank of Palestine, which is home to nearly 775,000 registered refugees, around a quarter of whom live in...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Gaza Strip, home to a population of approximately 1.9 million people, including 1.3 million Palestine refugees....

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the West Bank of Palestine, which is home to nearly 775,000 registered refugees, around a quarter of whom live in...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the West Bank of Palestine, which is home to nearly 775,000 registered refugees, around a quarter of whom live in...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Dadaab Camp, in Garissa County, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. This camp, established in 1991, has...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Dadaab Camp, in Garissa County, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. This camp, established in 1991, has...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Dadaab Camp, in Garissa County, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. This camp, established in 1991, has...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai and his team’s extensive research and visits to refugee camps and national borders around the world have yielded an enormous trove of compelling...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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The exhibition’s blank banners stand for refugees who cannot be named. Courtesy of the artist.

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This banner depicts African-American Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975, b. St. Louis, Missouri), who emigrated from the US to Paris at age 19, because of her...

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This banner depicts Béla Bartók (1881-1945, b. Nagyszentmiklós, the Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary), the Hungarian pianist and composer whose...

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This banner depicts Max Born (1882-1970, b. Wroclaw, Poland), a Nobel Prize-winning German physicist and mathematician instrumental in the development...

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This banner depicts Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996, b. St. Petersburg, Russia), a poet who was convicted of “social parasitism” by the Soviet authorities...

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This banner depicts Robert Capa (1913-1954, b. Budapest, Hungary) a photojournalist who was first exiled from Hungary for harboring communist sympathies,...

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This banner depicts Marc Chagall (1887-1985, b. Liozana, Belarus), a Jewish-Russian artist famed for integrating folk culture into his art, who first...

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This banner depicts Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849, b. Zelazowa Wola, Poland), one of the leading musicians of his time, who was forced to flee Poland after...

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This banner depicts Joseph Conrad (1857-1924, b. Berdychiv, Ukraine), an early modernist novelist, and author of “The Heart of Darkness” – a novella...

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This banner depicts Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992, b. Schoneberg, Germany), the German actress and singer famed for her femme fatale roles that challenged...

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This banner depicts Albert Einstein (1879-1955, b. Ulm, Germany), the Nobel Prize-winning German theoretical physicist famed for his theory of relativity....

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This banner depicts Anne Frank (1929-1945, b. Frankfurt, Germany), whose childhood diary documented her family’s time in hiding in Nazi occupied Amsterdam...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This banner depicts Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, b. Pribor, Czech Republic), the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the...

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This banner depicts Emma Goldman (1869-1940, b. Kaunas, Lithuania), the anarchist and feminist political activist, who immigrated to America from Russia...

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This banner depicts Walter Gropius (1883-1969, b. Berlin, Germany), the pioneer modernist architect founder of the interdisciplinary Bauhaus art school,...

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This banner depicts Victor Hugo (1802-1885, b. Besancon, France), the French novelist author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Due to...

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This banner depicts Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944, b. Moscow, Russia), the pioneering Russian abstract painter who worked in Germany until he fled Nazi...

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This banner depicts André Kertész (1894-1985, b. Budapest, Austria-Hungary), the Hungarian photojournalist who moved to Paris in the 1920s to join the...

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This banner depicts Thomas Mann (1875-1955, b. Free City of Lübeck, German Empire), the Nobel Prize winning author who fled Germany to Switzerland and...

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This banner depicts one of the most influential thinkers of the 19th Century, Karl Marx (1818-1883, b. Trier, Germany), the Prussian political and economic...

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This banner depicts Tina Modotti (1896-1942, b. Udine, Italy), the photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary who immigrated to the United States...

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This banner depicts László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946, b. Bacsborsod, Hungary), the Hungarian artist and Bauhaus instructor who integrated art and technology....

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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This banner depicts Piet Mondrian (1872-1944, b. Amersfoort, Netherlands), the Dutch De Stijl artist, who moved to Paris in 1911 to pursue his artistic...

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This banner depicts Pablo Neruda (1904-1973, b. Parral, Chile), the Nobel Prize laureate Chilean poet and politician, who was forced to go into hiding...

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This banner depicts Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012, b. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the Pritzker Prize-winning Brazilian architect, who was forced to live in exile...

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This banner depicts Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951, b. Vienna, Austria), the Austrian modernist composer, musician, and painter who fled Nazi persecution...

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This banner depicts Nina Simone (1933-2003, b. Tryon, North Carolina), the American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist. Simone emigrated from...

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This banner depicts Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, b. Bereslavka, Ukraine), a Marxist revolutionary and Communist politician who was exiled from the Soviet...

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This banner depicts Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, b. Bereslavka, Ukraine), a Marxist revolutionary and Communist politician who was exiled from the Soviet...

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This banner depicts Elie Wiesel (1928-2016, b. Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania), the writer, activist, professor, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived...

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This banner depicts Billy Wilder (1906-2002, b. Sucha Beskidzka, Poland), the director, producer, and screenwriter who created such memorable films as...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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This portrait depicts a refugee from the Nizip Camp at Gaziantep, Turkey, a city on the Syrian-Turkish border. This group of camps, established in 2012...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from an image taken during one of the artist’s team’s visits to the Shariya Camp in Iraq, where displaced Christian, Yezidi,...

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Ai created this portrait from a suite of images by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer and Bureau of Immigration clerk at Ellis Island. Sherman...

Bowery Fence

Since the 19th century, successive waves of immigrants have settled on the Lower East Side. Many who landed at Ellis Island made it their home. Throughout the city, lamppost banners portray those arrivals, as well as notable exiles and contemporary refugees. Works that ...

Bronx Shelter 1

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Bronx Shelter 2

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Brooklyn Shelter 1

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Brooklyn Shelter 2

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Brooklyn Shelter 3

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Brooklyn Shelter 4

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Chrystie St Fence

Since the 19th century, successive waves of immigrants have settled on the Lower East Side. Many who landed at Ellis Island made it their home. Throughout the city, lamppost banners portray those arrivals, as well as notable exiles and contemporary refugees. Works that ...

Circle Fence

The Unisphere was created for the 1964 World’s Fair as an aspirational image of global unity at the height of the Cold War. It has become a proud icon for Queens, now one of the world’s most ethnically diverse urban areas. During our own period of increasing ...

Exodus

Spanning the flagpoles of Essex Street Market, Exodus is a narrative series of banners depicting the flight of refugees. The physical and mental stress...

Five Fences

The five arch-filling security fences installed at the Foundation Building of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art do not disrupt or confine the customary use of the portico. Their cool silver mesh adds a note of contrast to the warm stone of the historic ...

Gilded Cage

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 ...

Good Neighbors 100

Location: Kutupalong Refugee Camp – Ukhia, Bangladesh Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 10

Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 13, Good Neighbors 34

Good Neighbors 13: Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Good Neighbors 24: Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 13, Good Neighbors 34

Good Neighbors 13: Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Good Neighbors 24: Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 18

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 1

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece

Good Neighbors 21

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 22

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 23

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 29

Location: Mytilene Port – Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 2

Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 30

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 31

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 32

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 33

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Good Neighbors 34

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece

Good Neighbors 35

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 36

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 37

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 38

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 3

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 40

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 41

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 42

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 43

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 44

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 45

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 46

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 47

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 48

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 49

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 4

Location: Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 50

Location: Kara Tepe Camp – Lesvos, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 51

Location: Kara Tepe Camp – Lesvos, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 52

Location: Lesvos, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 53

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 54

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 55

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 56

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 57

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 58

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 59

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 62

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 63

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 64

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 65

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 68

Location: Nizip Camp – Gaziantep, Turkey. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 69

Location: Shatila Refugee Camp – Beirut, Lebanon. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 72

Location: Zahle Camp – Beqaa, Lebanon. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 73

Location: Ein El Hilweh Camp – Sidon, Lebanon. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 74

Location: Ein El Hilweh Camp – Sidon, Lebanon. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 75

Location: Ein El Hilweh Camp – Sidon, Lebanon. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 76

Location: Syrian–Jordanian Border. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 77

Location: Syrian–Jordanian Border. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 78

Location: Syrian–Jordanian Border. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 79

Location: West Bank Barrier. Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 7

Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 80

Location: West Bank Barrier Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 82

Location: Kuba District – Gaza, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 83

Location: Rafah Border Crossing – Gaza, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 84

Location: Rafah Border Crossing – Gaza, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 85

Location: Gaza, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 86

Location: Gaza, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 87

Location: Qalandiya Checkpoint – West Bank, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 88

Location: Qalandiya Checkpoint – West Bank, Palestine Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 89

Location: Dadaab Camp – Garissa County, Kenya Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 8

Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 90

Location: Dadaab Camp – Garissa County, Kenya Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 91

Location: Mexican–United States Border Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 92

Location: Nizip Camp – Gaziantep, Turkey Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 93

Location: Dadaab Camp – Garissa County, Kenya Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 94

Location: Mediterranean Sea Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 95

Location: Outskirts of Mosul, Iraq Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 96

Location: Tempelhof Airport Camp – Berlin, Germany Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 97

Location: Near Idomeni, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 98

Location: Makeshift Camp – Idomeni, Greece Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 99

Location: Peshawar, Pakistan Courtesy of the artist

Good Neighbors 9

Location: Moria Camp – Lesvos, Greece Courtesy the artist

Harlem Shelter 1

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Harlem Shelter 2

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Harlem Shelter 3

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.

Harlem Shelter 4

The artist’s structures installed around ten JCDecaux bus shelters in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx embellish transportation infrastructure to highlight the fundamental human right of free movement.