Forecast Blog

November 26, 2014

Lightborder 2014

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin, Germany – On Sunday, November 9th, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Built in 1961, the concrete barrier divided the city in a severe attempt to keep East Germans from escaping the Communist regime. After twenty-eight years of struggle, the country was finally reunited in 1989. In commemoration … Read More

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November 24, 2014

Art Activism in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri – Following the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a movement against racial injustice began throughout the city of St. Louis. While many people have been activated to join protests, train in civil disobedience, take classes in legal rights, and get out the vote, The Regional Arts Commission … Read More

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November 23, 2014

Conflict Kitchen Stirs Up Controversy

Death threats force founders to temporarily close doors

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Since 2010, Conflict Kitchen has served the Pittsburgh community food from countries with which the United States is in conflict. This social practice takeout stand serves to humanize those at the other end of the media’s polarizing headlines and to engage the public in meaningful discussion about politics and culture. Past iterations … Read More

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November 23, 2014

Building for the Future

A Forecast learning session for grantees

A core goal of Forecast’s artist grant program is to provide grantees with more than funding alone. Each year, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities from networking events to learning sessions designed to support the continued growth of our grantees and grant program. On October 28, we hosted a two-part learning session for … Read More

November 20, 2014

2014 Grantee Aaron Squadroni

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Forecast grantee Aaron Squadroni used his emerging artist planning grant to develop a public art installation reflecting upon the scale, landscape, and geology of his Minnesota Iron Range home. Lucas Langworthy and Independent Filmmaker Project MN connected with Aaron to create a short documentary about the project. Learn more about Aaron’s recent work as Artist in … Read More

November 19, 2014

“Tree”

Artist: Paul McCarthy

Paris, France (2014) – This fall LA artist Paul McCarthy, known for his bawdy abstractions, didn’t hold back with Tree, his eighty-foot tall installation at Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain “Hors les Murs” (or “Outside the Walls”). The somewhat ambiguous inflated green figure wavered somewhere between a Christmas tree, a Brancusi sculpture and a butt plug. Installed … Read More

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