tagged: public art

The Shipwreck and the Beehive: A Sculpture Park Claims a Space for Itself, and Others

by Joel Kuennen
In the coming days, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign off on (by not vetoing) a Uniform Land Use Review Proposal that will officially add Socrates Sculpture Park to the city park system and literally “put it on the map.” On this plein air exhibition space’s 30th anniversary, a more fitting symbol of acceptance could hardly be more encouraging. For a place that has shifted from ferry slip, city landfill, illegal landfill, and finally appropriated into a sculpture park, transition and... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/13/16

In Chelsea, Staring Through People's Windows to Look at Art

by Olivia B. Murphy
Last Thursday evening, with the sun setting and the air slightly chilled, I stood on the corner of 22nd Street and 8th Ave with a group of people all waiting to tour the two residential Chelsea blocks that had been turned into an outdoor exhibition by curator Lal Bahcecioglu. With her show entitled , Bahcecioglu turns four residential buildings and one commercial storefront into exhibition spaces by installing video monitors in the street-facing windows. The result takes the viewer out of the... [more]
Posted by Olivia B. Murphy on 4/19/16

A Flâneur’s Guide to FIAC’s Hors Les Murs

by Lara Atallah
  With its annual Hors Les Murs programming, FIAC is once more transforming Paris into a  with art spread citywide, well beyond the glass domes of the Grand Palais. Here you’ll find a suggested promenade replete with the best artful stops outside the fair’s walls. Follow my itinerary, or in the true spirit of Baudelaire’s flâneur, go ahead and wander, get lost, and see what you find—you’re sure to stumble upon some art!   Dan Graham, Passage Intime, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Marian... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 10/21/15

Copyright Contention Continued: Another Graffiti Artist Sues Fashion House

by Kimberly B. Johnson
May’s Met Gala saw many dubious fashion statements but few as controversial as Katy Perry's Moschino dress designed by Jeremy Scott, who wore a matched ensemble. Perry walked the red carpet in an off-the-runway dress from Moschino’s Fall 2015 collection, which incorporates illustrated printed elements that bear a striking similarity to a 2012 mural piece by New York artist, RIME. The mural, titled was painted legally in Detroit, according to the subsequent lawsuit filed by RIME, who is... [more]
Posted by Kimberly B. Johnson on 8/16/15

Immersive Light Artworks to Illuminate Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory

by The Artslant Team
Chicago’s century-old Garfield Park Conservatory—one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the country—has been referred to as “landscape art under glass.” This fall, landscape art will meet contemporary art when Luftwerk, the artistic vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, brings a series of large-scale, responsive light and sculptural installations to the horticultural monument. Check out our interview with the artists from 2014 here. Luftwerk’s , presented in collaboration with... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 8/14/15

Solidarity, Visibility, and Tactical Activism: Responding to Police Brutality with Art on the Street

by Samantha Redles
“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” —William S. Burroughs It is usually the first question pondered and the most difficult to answer. The Sandtown/Winchester communities are still in the process of healing over three months after what the media has named the Baltimore Riots. Both neighborhood residents and Baltimoreans citywide have been attempting to make sense of the complex and multilayered... [more]
Posted by Samantha Redles on 8/8/15

A Monumental Gesture of Intimacy

by Edo Dijksterhuis
The number of tourists pouring into Amsterdam increases steadily every year. Obviously Madame Tussauds, the Anne Frank House and—of course—the red light district are popular destinations, but in the last decade or so museums have become a serious pull-factor. Number one on the list is the Rijksmuseum, welcoming more than 2.4 million visitors in 2014 and on track to break that record this year. For the exhibition alone half a million tickets were sold. Besides happy faces on the municipal... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 7/27/15

Paolozzi's Underground Mosaic and the Preservation of Public Art

by Thogdin Ripley
Depressing and conflicting news comes from several London sources in recent weeks, reporting that Eduardo Paolozzi’s sprawling mosaic at Tottenham Court Road Station is being eroded to make way for the new station serving Crossrail. Speaking of the loss of the decorated columns (previously thought safe) at the entrance to the station as-was, the 20th Century Society—campaigners to save the oft-unloved architecture that has sprung up since the First World War—said in a somewhat bittersweet press... [more]
Posted by Thogdin Ripley on 2/8/15

Open Source Philadelphia Announces 2015 Exhibitors

by The Artslant Team
Philadelphia's renowned Mural Arts Program have announced the artists who will exhibit as part of their latest high profile project: Engaging Audiences in Public Space. With its mix of some of the most sought-after names from the "street art" circuit alongside distinctive names from contemporary art, the selection reveals a roster of exhibitors who all share an institution-friendly quality.  Odili Donald Odita, Heaven’s Gate, 2012, Savannah College of Art & Design Museum of Art,... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/29/15

Villa Toronto: This Is Not an Art Fair!

by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska
“Why are there so many people here?” “It’s for the Raptors game.” Ragnar Kjartansson, S.S. Hangover, 2013, Music by Kjartan Sveinsson; Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik and Luhring Augustine, New York   This is a conversation I overheard between two hurried commuters while attending opening night for the event Villa Toronto a couple of evenings ago. Organized by Warsaw’s Raster Gallery and presented in association with Toronto’s Art Metropole and other local art... [more]
Posted by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska on 1/19/15
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