Forecast Blog

July 26, 2016

A Natural High

Unused elevated train tracks in Queens could turn into the Wild Line

If a Queens, NY, architectural firm and a Brooklyn rooftop-farm builder get their way, a derelict Long Island Railway (LIRR) spur in Long Island City, Queens, will become the Wild Line—a nature sanctuary that’s a shorter, greener, wilder version of Manhattan’s popular High Line. According to a proposal put forward earlier this year by BanG … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

July 20, 2016

THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE Receives National Recognition

Forecast grantee project recognized in Public Art Network Year in Review

Forecast is proud to announce that Witt Siasoco’s public art project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE was selected and recognized as part of the Americans for the Arts 2016 Public Art Network Year in Review. The project was selected by jurors Lucas Antony Cowan, Franka Diehnelt and Constance White and was publicly presented on Friday, … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants

July 20, 2016

Videos: The Intersection of Art + Community + Public Space

RARE Artist Witt Siasoco creates a space for conversation

This year’s experience through the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement project with Cornerstone Group and Forecast Public Art was enticing to me because it was partnership between a private developer and the arts. There are many opportunities that exist within these types of partnerships, but in the end the project left me with many new unanswered … Read More

Witt Siasoco | Community

July 18, 2016

Don’t You Feel It Too?

Healing Week: August 8-12, 2016

Don’t You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) is the practice of dancing your inner life in public for social healing and personal liberation. It is an artistic mind-body practice that explores the intersection of performance, protest, spirituality, and civic belonging. Participants report feeling stress relief, compassion, confidence, and oneness with their surroundings. From August 8-12, 5:30-7:15 … Read More

Marcus Young | Artist Grants, Forecast

July 18, 2016

“In/Between”

Artist: Hyuro

Graffiti meets a child’s hand-held flipbook in a 2014 public art installation in Copenhagen, Denmark. For In/Between, Argentinian artist Hyuro created 87 large-scale aluminum panels, each one showing a segment of an animation about a deer, and installed them along a busy roadway in this bustling metropolitan city. As they cruise along the road, drivers … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

July 15, 2016

A Shift Toward Trust

Indian artist Jasmeen Patheja describes her work and the genesis of the Talk To Me project

Jasmeen Patheja began addressing critical social issues early in her career as an artist. While still an art student in Bangalore, India, in 2003, she initiated a project that ultimately led to the formation of Blank Noise, a collective that emerged in response to the widespread harassment and rape of women. Blank Noise creates interactive … Read More