Public Art Category

Mural

A general term for wall art of any kind, including mosiac, fresco, relief, two dimensional graphics, and billboard art.

June 14, 2017

Richfield Lake Amphitheater & Mosaic Mural Dedication

Celebration to mark the completion of a community mosaic mural in Richfield, MN.

In 2014 Forecast embarked on a new public art initiative in partnership with The Cornerstone Group—a Minnesota-based, progressive real estate development company grounded in sustainable development practices—called the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE). The mission of RARE is to use the new Lyndale Gardens development in Richfield, MN as a launch point for community artworks … Read More

Forecast | Forecast

May 23, 2017

Looking for CETA

Tracking the impact of the 1970s federal program that employed artists

There are so many reasons to celebrate what the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) did for the arts in the 1970s, but it’s difficult because the evidence is practically invisible. CETA was a federal jobs program that, like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) before it, funneled many hundreds of millions of dollars to visual … Read More

Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland | Featured, Magazine Feature, Public Art Review

February 16, 2017

Perception

Artist: eL Seed

CAIRO – The Manshiyat Nasr ward in Cairo is home to the Zaraeeb, a community of Coptic Christians who serve as the city’s garbage recyclers. Over a period of three weeks in March 2016, a massive mural, covering nearly 50 buildings, emerged in Manshiyat Nasr. French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed’s Perception is an enormous piece … Read More

January 13, 2017

Funktional Vibrations

Artist: Xenobia Bailey

NEW YORK – Suspended over the main entrance of the new 34th Street Hudson Yards station—New York City’s first new subway station in 25 years—one of Xenobia Bailey’s Funktional Vibrations mosaics glitters in a swirl of color. Located beneath a new urban park and playground, the artwork greets commuters with an energetic interlude to their … Read More

December 28, 2016

Catania Street Art Silos

Artists: Interesni Kazki (AEC and WAONE), BO130, Danilo Bucchi, Lucamaleonte, Microbo, Okuda, Rosh 333, Vlady

CATANIA – As part of an event for the city of Catania and the Emergence Festival in summer 2015, several artists brought a creative edge to a cluster of silos in the city’s port district. For Street Art Silos, the artists were invited to look to the myths and legends of Sicily for inspiration. On … Read More

August 17, 2016

Rio’s Gold-Medal Street Art

Work by Brazilian artists—including Eduardo Kobra—in the streets of Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO – When it comes to public art in Rio de Janeiro, French street-art star JR’s three massive sculptural images of young athletes in action have garnered most of the international attention. (JR is one of three official Olympic artists-in-residence; the other two are German writer Tilman Spengler and American Vine-video star Gerald … Read More

Public Art Review | On Location, Public Art Review

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

February 17, 2016

The MLK Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until 1

Artist: Meg Saligman Studios

Chattanooga, Tenn – How can a city, and a community, preserve its cultural heritage while undergoing rapid gentrification? Artist Meg Saligman looks to murals for an answer. The MLK Mural: We will not be satisfied until, Saligman’s latest work, is a massive, painted testament to the complex cultural dynamics along M.L. King Blvd in Chattanooga, … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

July 3, 2015

Open Source Comes to Philadelphia

Multimedia works by renowned artists will be installed throughout the city

Philadelphia, Pa. – In October 2015, the citywide exhibition Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will bring large-scale temporary public artworks by 14 renowned international and local artists to Philadelphia. Curated by Pedro Alonzo and organized by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Open Source incorporates multiple sites, a central venue, a variety … Read More

Public Art Review | News, Public Art Review

March 4, 2015

Interview: JR

French artist JR talks about boundaries, questions, finding out what’s possible, and his latest work on Ellis Island

Born in 1983 in France, JR began his career surreptitiously tagging around Paris. In the last decade he has reached audiences all around the globe, carrying out public projects focusing on the human face and its symbolic power. After he won significant financial support in the form of the 2011 TED Prize, JR created the … Read More

January 28, 2015

Cincinnati’s ArtWorks Announces Jobs for Artists and Youth

Arts program strengthens local art and economy

Cincinnati, Ohio – Like many arts organizations across the country, Cincinnati’s ArtWorks is gearing up for its summer season. As the largest employer of visual artists in the region, ArtWorks has hired over 2,500 youth and 700 professionals since its founding in 1996, and infused the local economy with over $1.3MM since 2013. This year, … Read More

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October 13, 2014

Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas

By the editors of Phaidon Press (Amanda Renshaw, lead editor)

From Canada to Argentina, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas takes us on a powerful tour of some of the most significant site-specific works of art of the past 10,000 years. Arranged from north to south, works by indigenous peoples from the Haida to the Inca are intermixed with contemporary pieces by artists including Matthew … Read More

Reviewed by Karen Olson | Books, Public Art Review