Issue 50 — 25th Anniversary | Artist as Leader

Published

In this visually stunning 25th anniversary issue of Public Art Review, we cover new public art from Cape Town to Chi-town. Introducing an expanded vision for the magazine, this special issue includes in-depth profiles of artists, more interviews, and more on-location reporting. Stories include a behind-the-scenes look at Anish Kapoor’s inflatable concert hall, Maya Lin’s work on the Columbia River, the transformation of New York’s Governors Island, artistic worlds created by folk visionaries, a public art festival in South Africa, and a close-up look at the work of artist Frances Whitehead.

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Books

A Space Called Public

Ingar Dragset, Michael Elmgreen, Nan Mellinger, Eva Kraus, editors

Bomb It 2

Jon Reiss, producer and director

Book Synopsis: A Flower for the Dead

Friedrich Achleitner's anthology of the distinctive Eastern European memorials of artist, urbanist, and writer Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Book Synopsis: Crossover

A rich compilation of building plans, project sketches, and written notes by artist-architect Cecil Balmond.

Book Synopsis: Pepón Osorio

Jennifer A. González's fully illustrated survey of the collaborative, site-based installations of Pepón Osorio.

Book Synopsis: Robert Indiana

A retrospective catalogue of the works of American wood sculptor Robert Indiana, edited by Krystyna Gmurzynska, Mathias Rastorfer, and Mitchell Anderson.

Book Synopsis: Rosalie

Peter Weibel's book on the innovative, interactive light sculptures of German artist Rosalie.

Happy City

Charles Montgomery

Featured

Culture in Motion

A mobile, inflatable auditorium brings arts programming to a tsunami-devastated region of Japan

Gone Tomorrow

Five artists trace evanescent designs into sand and snow

Highly Infectious

Cape Town’s annual public art festival trades on the city’s rich and sometimes contradictory culture

Honoring Veterans

How public artists memorialize our nation's heroes

Purl Jammers

Yarn bombers celebrate their colorful craft with an international festival

Self-Made Worlds

Meet the makers of hand-built art environments, where the creative spirit reigns

Magazine Feature

Culture in Motion

A mobile, inflatable auditorium brings arts programming to a tsunami-devastated region of Japan

Highly Infectious

Cape Town’s annual public art festival trades on the city’s rich and sometimes contradictory culture

Self-Made Worlds

Meet the makers of hand-built art environments, where the creative spirit reigns

News

The 5×5 Project

On view in Washington DC until December 2014

On Location

DUMPSTERS

Curated by Goat Farm Arts Center

Scraps of Fantasy

A video interview with Dr. Evermor and Eleanor Every

Standing at the Gateway

Public art projects in St. Louis are reconnecting the city’s fragmented infrastructure—and its people

Where People Gather

Maya Lin’s work on the Confluence Project honors the past, and the project’s new executive director reaches out to the public on behalf of the future

Recent Projects

“Tree”

Artist: Paul McCarthy

Shop Talk

Free Your Mind

Perhaps the most radical act of a public artist is to activate the public imagination

The 3D Revolution

New technology gives artists a novel way to build models and fabricate works

Wide-Open Spaces

Yinka Shonibare on why he turned his London studio into a “mini-community”