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September 26, 2016

Corso Zundert flower parade

by various artists

ZUNDERT, NETHERLANDS—Zundert, Netherlands, birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, honored the famous painter on the 125th anniversary of his death with a flower parade dedicated to his memory in 2015. In a country where more than 25 annual flower parades take place, the city of Zundert hosts the world’s biggest, with 20 hamlets constructing competing floats … Read More

Jen Dolen | Public Art Review

September 23, 2016

Repellent Fence

by Postcommodity

DOUGLAS, ARIZONA, USA / AGUA PRIETA, SONORA, MEXICO—This temporary project raised a fence that was designed not to repel, but rather to bridge the gap across borders. Conceived by Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, artists with indigenous roots who work under the collective name of Postcommodity, the project was funded on Kickstarter, … Read More

September 21, 2016

Anything to Say? A Monument to Courage

Charles Glass and Davide Dormino

BERLIN—Though inanimate, Anything to Say? A Monument to Courage is anything but passive: This life-sized bronze sculpture conceived by journalist Charles Glass and sculptor Davide Dormino invites viewers to stand up and express themselves—literally on the sculpture itself. The work depicts whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning standing on chairs. A third, empty … Read More

September 18, 2016

Nomanslanding

by Robyn Backen, Andre Dekker, Graham Eatough, Nigel Helyer, and Jennifer Turpin

DUISBERG, GERMANY—No Man’s Land was the deadly zone between two opposing lines of trench warfare during World War I, and it serves as the inspiration for Nomanslanding, an ambitious traveling artwork designed by five international artists in answer to a co-commission by three curators based in Australia, Germany, and Scotland. The artists (Robyn Backen, Nigel … Read More

Megan Guerber | Featured, Public Art Review

September 16, 2016

Bristol’s Wild Style

Powered by visionary curators, innovative local artists, a vibrant music scene—and Banksy—public art in the capital of England’s west country is making a mark

The capital of England’s West Country, Bristol, is a very visual place. Houses are painted in bright colors and the city center is dominated by the graceful shapes of the sailing ships on the Floating Harbour, which faces the blue Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea. Bristol is also very visual in another sense: For … Read More

Melissa Chemam | Featured, Public Art Review

September 14, 2016

Concrete Cabin

Rachel Whiteread’s first major permanent public commission in the United States is a symbol of retreat and introspection – with whimsy added

The exteriorization of interior space is Rachel Whiteread’s signature. The British artist has cast the interiors of wardrobes, rooms, and even entire buildings in concrete. The objects that result solidify “negative” space into sculpture. For Cabin, her first major permanent American public commission, Whiteread has cast the inside of a modest cabin and sited it … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review