Ai Weiwei Fence Project Faces Opposition in Washington Square Park

August 30th, 2017

A group of citizens living around Washington Square Park are opposing Ai Weiwei’s proposed fence installation around the park’s iconic arch. “The monumental Arch is a work of art in itself. It does not need to be politicized with the proposed installation,” a letter to the Public Art Fund reads. “The shape is grand and sculptural, as are the statues of George Washington. We feel that the integrity of its design would be compromised by Mr. Weiwei’s art work. This installation sets a dangerous precedent that one of New York City’s most recognized monuments and pieces of art can be decorated and co-opted for 4 months at a time.”

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