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.
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. - 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
Atlanta, Ga. - Beginning October 18, 2013, downtown Atlanta will play host to a medley of large-scale public art projects, performances, and educational opportunities in its 3rd annual art festival known as Elevate Week. The theme of this year’s festival is “Transit: Time, People & Places.” Elevate Week runs October 18–26, 2013, along North and South … Read More
Stockton, Calif. – To demonstrate the benefits of art-making for healthy communities, the California non-profit Art Is Moving launched Art Break Day in 2011—and this year the event took off internationally. Each free Art Break site is equipped with enough art materials for 1,000 people. Passersby are invited to sit down, take a break, and … Read More
Munich – At the invitation of Germany’s most popular tourist city, the Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset are curating a vast temporary art project in the center of Munich between January and September 2013. A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich considers the social and technological impact of the Internet on public space and includes a … Read More
New York – Individuals by Australian artist Andrew Rogers is on view through September 13, 2013. Ranging from 65cm (26 in) up to 3.5m (24 ft), the 15 bronze figures are similar, yet different, like individual people. Installed at the gateway to the United Nations on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, the work’s theme of individuality and … Read More
Saint Louis, Mo. – A special tree is blooming at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Check out the latest iteration the participatory art installation “Yoko Ono: Wish Tree” before it closes on Labor Day. Click here for more information.
In the thought-provoking article “High Culture Goes Hands-On” from The New York Times, Judith H. Dobrzynski charts the shift toward interactive and contemporary artworks in museums. Projects that challenged the definition of “public art” are mentioned, including Tomás Saraceno’s “Cloud City” and “Big Bambú” by the Starn Twins. Have you noticed museums creating more publicly accessible works … Read More
Shanghai – The first International Award for Public Art was announced in Shanghai, China, in the presence of professionals in the field from around the world. The award went to Tiuna el Fuerte Cultural Park by Lab.Pro.Fab, Caracas, Venezuela, a self-initiated project by Alejandro Haiek Coll and Eleana Cadalso. Jurors for the award called the … Read More