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October 5, 2015

Two Public Art Film Screenings!

NowYouSeeMe! and MN Public Art On Screen showcase public art films on Oct. 13 and 17

On Oct. 13 and Oct. 17, 2015, join Forecast Public Art for two screenings of films featuring public art from Minnesota and around the world. NowYouSeeMe! Oct. 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Main Theatre More information and tickets The Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul, in partnership with Forecast Public Art, IFP Minnesota, Artists … Read More

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September 25, 2015

Remembering in Light

Tunisian artist Karim Jabbari honors those who died in Arab Spring

Karim Jabbari witnessed the unfolding of Arab Spring in his native Tunisia from his adopted Canada. More protestors—including Jabbari’s uncle—were shot and killed by government forces in his hometown of Kasserine than in any other Tunisian city. In an effort to come to terms with his own anger and feelings of helplessness, the desires of … Read More

September 23, 2015

Future Reading

A Norwegian public art project locks away book manuscripts for the next century

Conceptual art often flirts with the concept of legacy. Artists like Stephen Kaltenbach and Andy Warhol made frequent use of artful time capsules to question the unpredictability of the future and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of everyday life. While standard time capsules cradle fragile newspaper clippings or quirky kitsch, artists’ might outline obscure time-based instructions … Read More

September 21, 2015

Room for Everyone

A new public art administrator’s path to reaching underrepresented artists

I spent 17 years as a nurse before transitioning to my career as a public art administrator. In 2012, I began volunteering in my neighborhood to develop and implement a project that paired artwork with vacant commercial storefronts. I quickly found that my desire to connect artists with opportunities to beautify blighted pockets of my … Read More

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September 18, 2015

Revolutionary Art in the Digital Realm

Artist activists use social media to build audience and provoke action

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, was shot and killed by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Just over a month later, 43 male students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The students were later pronounced dead. Iguala’s mayor and his … Read More

September 16, 2015


How Artists are Affected by Funding Mechanisms

Public art is funded in a variety of ways, and many financial structures are quite complex. The works pictured here offer a basic overview of how some public art projects—with a range of budgets from $50 to $3.5 million—are funded. When Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar visited the town of Skoghall, Sweden, which had invited him … Read More