Issue 47 — About Place

Published

Welcome to the intersection of art and place, a space public artists call home. This intersection is also key to creative placemaking, an economic concept that has recently exploded into an international movement. In this issue, we report on the relationship between public art and placemaking and talk with artists who think deeply about place. We’re also delighted to introduce you to the International Award for Public Art and the finalists being honored for excellence in placemaking. We hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration in these pages.

 

On the cover: Tomoaki Suzuki’s Carson is part of the High Line Commissions group exhibition Lilliput, which was on view in New York through April 14, 2013. The High Line is one of six projects nominated for the International Award for Public Art. See The International Award for Public Art: Six Finalists by Jack Becker. Photo by Austin Kennedy, courtesy of Friends of the High Line.

Featured

Temporary Installations and Creative Reuse

The Power of Impermanence: With funding for permanent works on the decline, temporary public art installations and creative reuse efforts are on the rise-and they're making a difference

Magazine Feature

Temporary Installations and Creative Reuse

The Power of Impermanence: With funding for permanent works on the decline, temporary public art installations and creative reuse efforts are on the rise-and they're making a difference

On Location

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

Shop Talk