Forecast Blog

February 9, 2016

Game Theory

Johan Ferner Ström’s Puckelboll is an artist-designed playing field

When artist Johan Ström’s first Puckelboll installation was constructed in Malmö, Sweden, in 2009, it didn’t take long before it was in use. The construction workers couldn’t resist and right away began to kick around a soccer ball. “One of the aims with the Puckelboll field is to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and … Read More

Shauna Dee | Featured, Public Art Review

February 3, 2016

All About Site

Koplowitz

Award-winning director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz never could be confined to traditional spaces. Even though he knew early on that he wanted to choreograph, he didn’t take it as a given that his dances should be presented in theaters. He appreciated the genius of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and Merce Cunningham—pioneers of … Read More

Valerie Gladstone | Public Art Review, Shop Talk

February 3, 2016

French Revival

public art in Nantes, France

“La Ville Bizarre.” That’s what local tourism promoters proudly call the port city of Nantes, on the river Loire, about 240 miles southwest of Paris. The bizarrerie comes courtesy of the public art that’s been installed in Nantes and its environs since 2007: a whole lot of challenging, generally uncompromising public work by major artists … Read More

January 28, 2016

“Silly Walks”

Artists: Kreativiteket

Ørje, Norway – Sometimes mischievous public art interrupts our days in the best of ways. Pranksters and Swedish art group Kreativiteket turned an average gray day into a memorable chuckle for the people of Ørje, Norway, with a playful traffic sign. With their help, what once was a mere crosswalk transformed into a silly exercise … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

January 25, 2016

“Own Your Peace”

Artist: Ted Clausen

Needham, Mass. – Last September a new work of art greeted Needham High School students. Carefully placed on school grounds in an area accessible to all Needham community members, Ted Clausen’s Own Your Peace is a sculpture that sparks critical conversations about mental health. During times of great sadness, people often feel hopeless and alone. Without the support … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

January 21, 2016

Richfield Artist Resident Engagement: Round 2

Forecast's partnership with The Cornerstone Group continues in Richfield

Forecast is excited to embark on a second round of artistic work and collaboration that will connect various communities in the City of Richfield with the energies and talents of artists who will be enhancing and activating specific public spaces in Richfield. RARE, or the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement Project, is a collaboration between Forecast Public … Read More