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March 17, 2017

Seven Magic Mountains

Artist: Ugo Rondinone

LAS VEGAS – Half an hour outside Las Vegas, seven striking cairns in a neat row rise 30 feet from the desert floor. In form, these structures resemble hoodoos—tall and spindly natural rock formations commonly seen in the western United States—but if their isolated placement doesn’t signal artificial origins, their intense color erases any doubt. … Read More

March 16, 2017

“Welcome to the Fire” Brings Dance Into Zones of Social Conflict

2016 Forecast Mid-career Project Grantee Interview

Forecast invited 2016 Mid-career Project grantee Marcus Young to write a blog for our website reflecting on a recent “Don’t You Feel It Too?” activity.   Thanks to a 2016 Forecast Mid-career Project Grant, Don’t You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) is gearing up for a big season which includes a new type of activity called “Welcome to … Read More

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March 16, 2017

Making It Public Grantees at Northern Spark 2017

Julie Benda and Mary Jane Mansfield talk about their upcoming projects for the theme Climate Chaos | Climate Rising

Artists Julie Benda and Mary Jane Mansfield participated in Making It Public in 2016, a series of workshops led by experienced Forecast staff and other professionals in the field. The Making It Public workshops series, designed to help artists explore the process of bringing their work into the public art sphere, provides an in-depth introduction to public … Read More

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March 15, 2017

Space Invaders

Artist: Invader

GLOBAL – Since 1998, an anonymous French citizen who identifies himself as an Unidentified Free Artist (UFA) and goes by the name Invader has developed a public art project that’s reached around the world…and beyond. The project, Space Invaders, “liberates art from its usual alienators”—museums and other institutions—and introduces pixelated, video-game-like ceramic tile invader figures … Read More

March 10, 2017

The Hive

Artist: Wolfgang Buttress

LONDON – Inspired by scientific research about the health of bees, British artist Wolfgang Buttress designed The Hive to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators in feeding humanity. From a distance, The Hive—surrounded by a one-acre wildflower garden—looks like a swarm of bees. Its 17-meter-tall latticework structure is made from 170,000 aluminum pieces weighing … Read More

March 8, 2017

Honoring Heroes, Milestones of a Long Struggle

Miami’s first permanent monument to the fight for LGBTQ rights is unveiled

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Miami’s record in the battle for the recognition of LGBTQ people as full citizens is a notable one, from the work of Ruth Shack, the Dade County commissioner who, in 1977, added sexual orientation to a bill forbidding discrimination (and fought her ex-friend Anita Bryant on the issue) to the Miami-born … Read More

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