Public Art Category

Street Art

A broad term for art that happens in or around the streetscape, particularly in urban environments and without permission. Graffiti, inflatables, stencils, throw-ups, and spontaneous interventions fit within this realm.

November 26, 2013

Elevate Week 2013

Atlanta, Ga. (October 18-26, 2013) - SLIDE SHOW – For one week every year, muralists, performance artists, musicians, and installation artists bring their creativity to downtown Atlanta as part of Elevate Week, an event curated by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. For this year’s event, artists responded to the theme “Transit: Time, People & Places,” showcasing … Read More

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November 14, 2013

Art in Odd Places

New York, N.Y. – SLIDE SHOW – Art in Odd Places (AiOP) returned to 14th street in Manhattan for its ninth annual festival October 11-20. This year’s theme was Number. “From bank balances to checks and balances, votes to foreclosures, inflation to recession… [numbers] demand our continual attention, molding the experience of our everyday…. In … Read More

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October 2, 2013

“Color Jam”

by Jessica Stockholder

Chicago, Ill. (2012) - During the summer of 2012, the streets and buildings of Chicago were a giant canvas for artist Jessica Stockholder. Using adhesive vinyl and vinyl scrim, Stockholder coated building façades, sidewalks, and crosswalks at State Street and Adams with strips of bright color for an installation called Color Jam. The largest public artwork in Chicago … Read More

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September 30, 2013

Call for Suggestions: International Award for Public Art

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

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September 25, 2013

Art in Odd Places: October 11–20, 2013

New York, N.Y. - Starting October 11, residents and visitors to New York will have the opportunity to witness performance art, music, installations, poetry, videos and more at the ninth annual Art in Odd Places (AiOP) festival on 14th St. Selected artists will present works through different mediums, all based on the theme “Number.” Themes of … Read More

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May 20, 2013

Cambodia’s Public Art Scene

Healing Arts in Cambodia: In spite—or because—of its troubled past and uncertain future, Cambodia boasts a burgeoning public art scene

Cambodia – During a slow-moving ride through traffic in a tuk-tuk—a motorcycle taxi with an attached open cart for passengers—one has ample opportunity to survey the bland and decorative public art of Cambodia’s cities. It’s the kind of art that can be seen in most cities anywhere on the globe. Cambodia’s tends toward realistic and … Read More

Jane Ingram Allen | On Location, Public Art Review

March 12, 2013

In Plain View: 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise

Dan Witz

When Dan Witz was obtaining his art education at prestigious Cooper Union in the late 1970s, realist painting was like the proverbial fart at a dinner party: People of taste pretended it didn’t exist. This fact was enough to hook the iconoclastic Witz. From his first exhibition, however, featuring hyperreal portraits of pasty, overweight, middle-aged … Read More

Joseph Hart | Books

January 28, 2013

Public Art and Faith: Dylan Mortimer and Mohammed Ali

Cool and Deep: Dylan Mortimer and Mohammed Ali use the irreverence of the edgiest contemporary art styles to express their profound faith

Religion, with its emphasis on tradition, has a pretty uneasy relationship with the latest styles in contemporary culture, art included. Much church art, including public art, wavers nervously between a comforting traditionalism and an attempt to be of the moment—somehow. (The cringe-inducing attempts of religious authorities to “reach the youth” by, say, text messages from … Read More

November 12, 2012

Taking it to the Streets

Artists hit the road using creativity, communication, and food to address social issues

World – On a cargo bicycle converted into a traveling taco stand—complete with solar oven and rocket stove—artist Nance Klehm rode through the back roads and margins of Copenhagen, Denmark. While exploring gardens and back alleys, she gathered food. As soon as she had enough foraged, bartered, and donated ingredients to start cooking, she made … Read More

September 21, 2012


Artist: Kyungwoo Chun

New York City - For 15 minutes one afternoon last October, artist Kyungwoo Chun gave literal meaning to the phrase “lean on me.” The performance installation, titled VERSUS, featured 50 volunteers sitting face-to-face across from someone they didn’t know on two benches shaped like half moons in Times Square in New York City. Each volunteer then … Read More

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