Forecast Blog

March 8, 2017

2016 Grantees Explore Performative Public Art

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

In 2016, a number of Forecast grantees received funding to explore creative strategies for bringing their performing arts practices into the public realm. Malia Burkhart developed an ensemble process that culminated in a performance in a public park; Eric F. Avery researched methods for creating a participatory, multi-site performance; and Laryssa Husiak prototyped an interactive … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Artist Grants

March 6, 2017

Truck Art Project

Artists: Javier Arce, Javier Calleja, Abraham Lacalle, Daniel Muñoz, Okuda San Miguel, Suso33, and Marina Vargas, and more

SPAIN – In Spain, over-the-road trucks are bringing challenging contemporary art to places that rarely see it. The Truck Art Project, an ongoing collaboration between Jaime Colsa, owner of the transport firm Palibex (and a noted art collector), and Madrid’s Iam Gallery, aims to turn a total of 100 Palibex trucks into moving art galleries. … Read More

March 3, 2017

Hunting the Symbol

An interview with sculptural landscape architect and writer Charles Jencks

DUMFRIES, Scotland – Apparently, our universe is not immense enough to contain the imagination of landscape architect and author Charles Jencks. He instead thinks in terms of multiple universes, which he evokes in his most recent work, the Crawick Multiverse, a 55-acre sculptural landscape that sits on the site of a former open-pit mine in … Read More

March 1, 2017

The Infinite Green

Artist: Adam Kalinowski

WROCLAW – After building the 110-square-meter wood and steel structure for The Infinite Green, Polish artist Adam Kalinowski covered it in 3,000 plants. The green sculpture, whose shape recalls an infinity sign, contains more than 100 plant species, including perennials and succulents that bloom at different times of year. With seven levels that feature an … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

February 27, 2017

Intrude

Artist: Amanda Parer

WORLDWIDE – Rabbits have become a seriously invasive species since they were introduced in Australia in the 1780s. And now the gigantic, glowing white rabbits that make up Australian artist Amanda Parer’s Intrude—pictured here in Sydney and at San Francisco’s Civic Center —are popping up in festivals and lawns around the world. Standing at about … Read More

February 24, 2017

The Draw at Sugar House

Artist: Patricia Johanson

SALT LAKE CITY – When practicality meets artful invention, whole communities are transformed. Never has this been more clear than with Patricia Johanson’s recent and ongoing project, The Draw at Sugar House. Partially opened in June 2015, the project includes a flood control spillway, a pedestrian walkway, a plaza and park, and functional sculpture. The … Read More