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Kiluanji Kia Henda (b. 1979, Luanda, Angola) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal and Luanda, Angola. An Ode to Segregation is a 40 foot tower whose sides reference the highly decorative iron railings used to secure wealthy homes in Luanda. The work suggests real estate in a country deemed one of the least developed (Angola) and a country deemed one of the most (US) are not so different.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.