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Cultural Landscapes: Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally

VIDEO – New Mexico – In late June, beneath a blanket of stars in remote Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation, I stood at the edge of a cliff with a small group and watched as the center of Bert Benally’s sand art piece ignited and sent flames radiating outward to slowly reveal the intricate … Read More

Two Artists Reflect on the Contemporary Memorial

New York, New York – 2 projects, 2 artists, 2 stories   Memorial to a Marriage by Patricia Cronin A few years ago Grand Arts, the Kansas City–based nonprofit art projects institution, invited me to make a dream sculpture project. I had just finished a series of bronze horses, and I started looking around New … Read More

Issue 43

News

Robert Indiana’s “Seven” Stirs Controversy

Portland, Maine – Robert Indiana’s sculpture Seven now sits outside the Portland Museum of Art at 7 Congress Square. Known … Read More

FIGMENT City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition Winners Announced

New York, N.Y. – For the 2015 cycle of the FIGMENT City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition, two winning designs … Read More

National Park Service and NEA Offer New Grants

Imagine Your Parks is a new arts grant initiative that will provide a total of $1 million to fund art … Read More

Recent Projects

“Nuestros Silencios (Our Silences)”

San Diego, Calif. – An installation of monumental sculptures by the artist Rivelino will stand in San Diego’s Ruocco Park … Read More

“Airway”

El Paso, Texas – Completed in 2014, the large-scale Airway Aesthetic Improvement Project (Airway) by Vicki Scuri builds upon existing infrastructure … Read More

The Eagle Has Landed

  VIDEO + SLIDE SHOW Fort Worth, Texas (2014) – Many cities boast a single, iconic public artwork—a sculpture, like … 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