Issue 51 — Big Vision

Published

This issue of Public Art Review is filled with stunning public art and profiles of daring artists. We look at how an artist in Alberta stopped big oil by turning his land into a work of art, and how temporary work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Navajo artist Bert Benally in the remote New Mexico desert is now being shared with thousands using new technology. We delve into the relationships between artists and fabricators, who pays for public art, why mapping cultural assets is now essential, and how the French city of Nantes reinvented itself by committing to investment in art.

Featured

Co-Creationists

Curators are emerging as an important force in the world of public art

Desire Lines

Tatiana Trouvé's Central Park installation

Homestead Act

Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen copyrights his land

Interview: JR

French artist JR talks about boundaries, questions, finding out what’s possible, and his latest work on Ellis Island

Lexington, Ink

A collective tattoo connects people who love where they live

Mapping Cultural Assets

Mapping public art with cultureNOW. Part 2 of 4 in the Artography series.

Maps in the ‘Hood

Mapping public art: Project Willowbrook. Part 1 of 4 in the Artography series.

Sans façon

artist duo makes context and relationships the center of each project

Magazine Feature

Homestead Act

Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen copyrights his land

Interview: JR

French artist JR talks about boundaries, questions, finding out what’s possible, and his latest work on Ellis Island

Lexington, Ink

A collective tattoo connects people who love where they live

Mapping Cultural Assets

Mapping public art with cultureNOW. Part 2 of 4 in the Artography series.

Maps in the ‘Hood

Mapping public art: Project Willowbrook. Part 1 of 4 in the Artography series.

News

On Location

Art That Moves

Highlights from the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

Recent Projects

Sugarcoated

Kara Walker explores the bitter legacy of colonialism.

Urban Foragers

Mobile food and shelter dresses by Nicole Dextras

Shop Talk

Art with Story

With their huge success, public art events and DIY socially engaged artists offer clues to invigorate the commissioning of permanent artworks

Making Better Places

Creative placemaking is heading toward Disneyfication—but artists can change that