Ai Weiwei’s New NYC Project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”

Ai Weiwei’s latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere in Queens, a cage in Washington Square Park, and more “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” encourages New Yorkers to take a moment and think about the problematic nature of borders—metaphorical and physical. He …

NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA

As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC’s design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires recently. Mosqueda, a legal resident of the US for the last decade, who lives on the Lower East Side, was returning to oversee the opening of the gallery’s latest exhibition. …

Striking Portraits of Unknown African History

For his latest photo series, “Project Diaspora,” Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop uses soccer as a metaphor linking the rich history of Africans in Europe to the struggle of those living on the continent today. After discovering a set of particularly striking portraits of important Africans in Europe, Diop decided to insert himself in the images while adding soccer balls, cleats and other gear as …