Forecast Blog

September 15, 2014

Folkestone Digs

Artist: Michael Sailstorfer

Folkestone, U.K. (2014) – German artist Michael Sailstorfer tackles our thirst for fortune, adventure, and play in his recent work Follkstone Digs, part of the third edition of the Folkstone Triennial in the southeast coast of England. The project began with a press announcement declaring that $17,000 worth of gold bars are buried in the … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

September 12, 2014

Giants Unveiled at Vancouver Biennale

(Vancouver, B.C.) – The 3rd Vancouver Biennale is currently underway in Canada. This celebration of public art will continue to unveil exciting new works throughout its two-year duration. The theme is “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver” and features a wide variety of work by local, international, emerging and well-known artists. With the exhibition spread throughout … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

September 11, 2014

New Excelsior Library Opens with Public Art

Forecast works with Hennepin County Library and artist Greg Preslicka to plan mural for new building

Forecast recently worked with Hennepin County Library to plan public art for the new Excelsior Library. The new library features a refreshed collection, community gathering spaces and new mural, “Gathering Together,” by artist Greg Preslicka. Join the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Excelsior Library on Sept. 13 at 9 am. Learn more about Forecast’s consulting program.

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

September 10, 2014

Miranda July’s Somebody

On August 28th, filmmaker Miranda July unveiled a new way to communicate: Somebody—a free app available from iTunes. This public art project creates face-to-face connections for strangers via their smartphones. When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes not to your friend, but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

September 9, 2014

Artist Grants for Public Art

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Forecast has three grant opportunities with an October 15 deadline for Minnesota-based artists seeking to create public art or expand their careers in the field! McKnight Professional Development Grants: $5,000 for mid-career artists to assist with the development of a public art project idea or to participate in activities that will help them further their careers … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

September 5, 2014

Wide-Open Spaces

Yinka Shonibare on why he turned his London studio into a “mini-community”

Hossein Amirsadeghi: What role does the studio play in your work? Yinka Shonibare: The studio is something productive for me, but not only in relation to the creation of art objects. It is divided into two parts. The top part is where I do my production meetings and my drawings and paintings. But I also … Read More

Hossein Amirsadeghi | Featured, Public Art Review