Issue 54 — Spring/Summer 2016

Published

Books

Monumental Problems

A public-art historian argues that “victim memorials” obscure the causes and contexts of our national ills

Featured

Climate Storytelling

Subtle, elegant, and arresting, public art projects on a human scale help us understand climate change

Looking for CETA

Tracking the impact of the 1970s federal program that employed artists

Portable Land Art

Vaughn Bell’s playful works are inspired by serious issues of humankind and our environment

Walking on Water

Christo’s latest project, set for completion this summer in Italy, will be an exercise in “sexy” island-hopping

Magazine Feature

Bristol’s Wild Style

Powered by visionary curators, innovative local artists, a vibrant music scene—and Banksy—public art in the capital of England’s west country is making a mark

Looking for CETA

Tracking the impact of the 1970s federal program that employed artists

Portable Land Art

Vaughn Bell’s playful works are inspired by serious issues of humankind and our environment

News

A Natural High

Unused elevated train tracks in Queens could turn into the Wild Line

On Location

Bristol’s Wild Style

Powered by visionary curators, innovative local artists, a vibrant music scene—and Banksy—public art in the capital of England’s west country is making a mark

Milwaukee Moves

In Creational Trails, Sara Daleiden’s role as artist involves curating and crafting conversations

The March of the Art Shanties

On a frozen Minnesota lake, strange and wonderful structures initiate visitors into the secrets of winter

Recent Projects

A Hyper Local Bridge

A vibrant red bridge made out of five tons of environmentally-friendly paper arced over an English stream

Concrete Cabin

Rachel Whiteread’s first major permanent public commission in the United States is a symbol of retreat and introspection – with whimsy added

Heartbeat

Artist: Charles Pétillon

Mobile Images of the Navajo Nation

Two artists turn a vintage Step-Van into a photography studio to create portraits of Navajo men, women, and children

Nomanslanding

by Robyn Backen, Andre Dekker, Graham Eatough, Nigel Helyer, and Jennifer Turpin

Waking the Monster

Artists: Maria Finkelmeier, Ryan Edwards, and Sam Okerstrom-Lang

Shop Talk

Project Evaluation as Art

The “e” word doesn’t have to be scary; these groups make it part of the creative process

Where There’s a Will

Two innovative structural approaches to funding public art may provide models for other communities