Public Art Category

Sculpture

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.

January 25, 2016

“Own Your Peace”

Artist: Ted Clausen

Needham, Mass. – Last September a new work of art greeted Needham High School students. Carefully placed on school grounds in an area accessible to all Needham community members, Ted Clausen’s Own Your Peace is a sculpture that sparks critical conversations about mental health. During times of great sadness, people often feel hopeless and alone. Without the support … Read More

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January 8, 2016

“Duwamish Revealed”

Artworks and programs center on Seattle's only river

Seattle, Wash. – Duwamish Revealed, “a creative celebration of Seattle’s only river,” presented a series of installations, performances, and community events from June 1 to September 30, 2015. Artistic directors Nicole Kistler and Sarah Kavage, who brought The Living Barge Project to the Duwamish in 2006, partnered with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS) … Read More

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January 6, 2016

“Golden Waters”

Artist: Grimanesa Amorós

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Golden Waters, a site-specific light sculpture by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Grimanesa Amorós, animated the Scottsdale waterfront this past summer. The sculpture measured 40 x 135 x 18 feet and consisted of LED tubes, diffusion and reflective material, and electrical hardware. It was attached to the Soleri bridge so that it extended … Read More

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December 29, 2015

“EKKLESÍA”

Artist: Pink intruder

Valencia, Spain – For the 2015 Fallas de Valencia festival last March, architect Miguel Arraiz García and sculptor David Moreno Terrón of artist group Pink intruder designed EKKLESÍA, a cardboard-and-wood installation at a street intersection. EKKLESÍA was burned along with other fallas throughout the city in celebration of the arrival of spring. Every year, groups … Read More

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December 21, 2015

“Gazing Globes”

Artist: Paula Hayes

New York, N.Y. – For Gazing Globes, her first outdoor sculpture exhibition in New York, Paula Hayes recycled contemporary technological and industrial scrap material into a series of fantastical miniature landscapes housed within 18 transparent spheres on fiberglass pedestals. Like freshly fallen snow, dust made from pulverized CDs coated the multicolored metals and plastics of … Read More

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December 18, 2015

Boston’s Isles Arts Initiative

Summer series celebrates Harbor Islands

Boston, Mass. – From July 11 – August 26, 2015, the Isles Arts Initiative animated the Boston Harbor Islands with a series of site-specific installations and performances. Aimed to raise awareness of the intrinsic value of the islands, the public art series paired art interventions with inventive performances and a responsive gallery show. The Boston … Read More

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December 14, 2015

“COSMO”

Designer: Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

VIDEO – New York, N.Y. – The winner of this year’s Young Architects Program (YAP) at MoMA PS1 is COSMO by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. COSMO was the sixteenth installation in the series. The work was housed in the museum’s courtyard from June 23–September 7, 2015. Working within environmental guidelines that emphasize … Read More

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December 11, 2015

“The Event Sculptures” Series

Sculptures use facade of Henry Moore Institute

Leeds, U.K, – The Event Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute unfolded every other week over a period of months, from November 10, 2014 to March 8, 2015. In total nine sculptures were presented on the building’s facade before being moved inside to the gallery spaces. Each artist took advantage of this unique opportunity in a different … Read More

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September 15, 2015

Love Letter to the Strandbeest

Christina Lanzl's words of admiration for Theo Jansen's creation

Salem, Mass. – Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen, the first major American exhibition on the Strandbeest, is on view September 19, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition will feature drawings, photography, “fossils,” and demonstrations. August and September events in the Boston area are listed here. Theo Jansen’s … Read More

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August 14, 2015

“Labyrinth”

Artist: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Genk, Belgium – In celebration of the art center C-mine‘s tenth anniversary, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a large-scale steel labyrinth influenced by the structures of the old coal mine where the center is located. From the top of the old mine shafts, the labyrinth can be seen in full. Known for the 2011 project Reading … Read More

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July 15, 2015

UN Memorial to Victims of Slavery

A place of remembrance designed by architect Rodney Leon

New York, N.Y. – The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 to 2024 to be the International Decade for People of African Descent and this year the UN established the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in New York. The UN selected Haitian-American architect Rodney Leon’s design, The … Read More

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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

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