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New Zealand’s Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Waiheke, New Zealand – The seventh biennial Headland Sculpture on the Gulf event, which took place January 23 – February 15, 2015, featured a series of 31 site-specific sculptures along a scenic walkway and in the Headland Pavilion on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island. Started in 2003 by the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf included … Read More

Guesswho Gets Noticed

Guesswho is a street artist practicing in Kochi (Cochin), a city in Kerala state on India’s southwest coast. The anonymous artist combines eastern imagery with images from western popular culture—often using multiple rendering styles in a single piece—and has been compared to Banksy. BBC recently interviewed Guesswho.   Images: Creative Commons license.

News

Confluence Project Art To Establish Maintenance Fund

Cape Disappointment, Wash. – After being exposed to the elements for ten years, some of the art installations by Maya Lin at … Read More

Google Doubles Street Art Collection

On March 17, Google Art Project announced that it has doubled its world collection of street art from its first incarnation last … Read More

Summer Strandbeest Events Announced

Theo Jansen’s self-propelling Strandbeest creatures, made out of plastic, wood, and cloth, can “walk on wind.” Using his knowledge of both engineering and … Read More

Recent Projects

“A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle”

Pittsburgh, Penn. – Multimedia artist Jennifer Wen Ma invited people to contemplate the transition from winter to spring with her … Read More

“Lebensatem/Dresden (Breath of Life/Dresden)”

Dresden, Germany – February 13, 2015, marked the seventieth anniversary of the WWII bombing of Dresden. On that date, Lebensatem/Dresden … Read More

“Particle Falls”

Logan, Utah – Particle Falls, Andrea Polli and Chuck Varga’s environmental artwork, uses real-time visualization to expose air quality issues … Read More

Books

The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities

College arts and humanities funding has declined, as many students, school administrators, and everyday citizens question the value of art … Read More

Creative Refuge

A new book sheds light on participatory art projects with children. Creative Refuge is part research catalog/part education manual from … Read More

Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas

From Canada to Argentina, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas takes us on a powerful tour of some of the … Read More

Shop Talk

Service and Art

Both engaged Buddhism and engaged art found fertile ground in the United States during the 1960s, a politically charged era … Read More

Elevating Artists

Los Angeles, Calif. – The distinction between “gallery art” and public art usually goes more or less unquestioned, but one … Read More

The Art of Conversation

ARCHIVE 2011 – Over the years, my writing has been dedicated to the proposition that there is a life for … Read More