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Laurie Anderson and the frontiers of culture

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23.10.2017

Reportage. The Federation is a project hatched this spring in a West Village loft during a series of meetings almost recalling those of the Carbonari Italian revolutionaries.

written by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan

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NEW YORK CITY

October 23, 2017

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, taken from a Robert Frost poem, is the (ironic) title of the massive installation (set up in 300 locations throughout all of New York) inaugurated last week, created by Ai Wei Wei for the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund. Like the recent documentary by the Chinese artist, Human Flow, Fences is a reflection on borders, barriers and migratory movements.

Of similar inspiration is The Federation, an idea with a name almost willfully Star Trek-esque, launched by Laurie Anderson and Tanya Selvaratnam. But it is one of the many initiatives of “the........

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