Topher Delaney grew up around artists. Her brother’s godfather was Marcel Duchamp. Isamu Noguchi’s studio was a block from her house. Over nightly dinners she listened to artists like Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg discuss—and complain about—the art system. She realized early that she would do something different. “I didn’t want to go into the … Read More
Public Art Category
Three-dimensional or relief forms, either abstract or realistic. Traditionally carved stone or wood, constructed objects, cast forms, woven fiber or shaped materials of some type. Sculpture can also integrate other media, such as light, sound, or kinetic movement.
Washington, D.C. – As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., combines instantly recognizable symbols of national and international significance with an urban environment that is rich, diverse, and complex. But, like many other U.S. cities, aspects of the District of Columbia’s urban realm have been ignored and forsaken. And although Washington is a nexus of public … Read More
Expecting an unremitting industrial landscape, urban to its last brick, I was pleasantly surprised by the Ruhr Valley. This elongated segment of geography, named the European Capital of Culture for 2010, which stretches east to west with a scattering of towns, is by no means relentlessly urban or constantly industrial. Instead, it is wrapped in … Read More
If you were in rural Sauk County, Wisconsin, in October, 2011, and thought you saw the word truth inscribed on a hillside overlooking the Carr Valley Cheese shop near La Valle, it was no illusion. It was a work of art by Cathi Schwalbe-Bouzide, of Chicago, who’s created similar mown glyphs in Illinois. In describing … Read More
Seattle – More than 13 years ago, a group of clergy, social workers, activists, and homeless and formerly homeless people began standing vigil upon learning of the death of someone living on the streets of Seattle. The ongoing vigils, which honor the lives of those who have died, still take place at noon on Wednesdays … Read More
Austin, Texas - Ballroom Luminoso by Arizona-based artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock has been named the winner of the 2013 SXSW Eco Award for Transformative Design. The work, made of recycled bicycle parts, structural steel, and LED lights, is located beneath an 1-35 overpass in San Antonio, Texas.
Cuba is full of the unpredictable. With the loosening of restrictions on travel, free enterprise, and artistic expression, the country has experienced a remarkable boom in cultural production. Even more unusual is the warm welcome that was extended to artists from the Northern Hemisphere to participate in the Havana Biennial, which until recently was restricted … Read More
Global – Forecast Public Art and the Institute for Public Art have opened a Call for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art. The award honors excellence in the field while also seeking to increase visibility for public art internationally and to foster knowledge through research, discussion, and debate. Please send suggestions by … Read More
New York, N.Y (2013) - Sheep Station, presented by the Paul Kasmin Gallery, will be on view at Getty Station between September 17 and October 20, 2013. This installation transforms the landscape into a grazing pasture for 25 epoxy and bronze sheep crafted by the late artist François-Xavier Lalanne. Aptly named after the filling station that once … Read More
Poznan, Poland (2013) - Artist Adam Kalinowski created an interactive space filled with colored sand and sculptures for the H. Dabrowski park in Poland. Titled The Practice of Freedom II, the installation encourages community members to use their creativity and play with the materials to re-create the environment around them.