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Ai Weiwei

NYC to get huge immigration-themed exhibit by famed artist

An enormous exhibition by the activist artist Ai Weiwei, designed to draw attention to the world's refugee crisis, is going on view at some 300 sites around New York City.

"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors," presented by the Public Art Fund, will be open to the public from Thursday until Feb. 11.

A global trend of "trying to separate us by color, race, religion, nationality" is a blow "against freedom, against humanity," Ai said at a Manhattan press conference Tuesday. "That's why I made a work related to this issue."

Ai, now based in Berlin, is considered one of the world's most successful artists.

He spent his...