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French Revival

“La Ville Bizarre.” That’s what local tourism promoters proudly call the port city of Nantes, on the river Loire, about 240 miles southwest of Paris. The bizarrerie comes courtesy of the public art that’s been installed in Nantes and its environs since 2007: a whole lot of challenging, generally uncompromising public work by major artists … Read More

“Duwamish Revealed”

Seattle, Wash. – Duwamish Revealed, “a creative celebration of Seattle’s only river,” presented a series of installations, performances, and community events from June 1 to September 30, 2015. Artistic directors Nicole Kistler and Sarah Kavage, who brought The Living Barge Project to the Duwamish in 2006, partnered with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS) … Read More

News

Knight Cities Challenge Announces 2016 Finalists

Miami, Fla. – Over 4,500 project ideas were submitted to this year’s Knight Cities Challenge, which invites innovators to actively shape the … Read More

Freedom of Panorama Under Threat

On July 9, 2015, European Parliament will vote on an amendment to a copyright reform report that would support restricting … Read More

Open Source Comes to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. – In October 2015, the citywide exhibition Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space will bring large-scale temporary … Read More

Recent Projects

“Silly Walks”

Ørje, Norway – Sometimes mischievous public art interrupts our days in the best of ways. Pranksters and Swedish art group … Read More

“Own Your Peace”

Needham, Mass. – Last September a new work of art greeted Needham High School students. Carefully placed on school grounds in an … Read More

“Golden Waters”

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Golden Waters, a site-specific light sculpture by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Grimanesa Amorós, animated the Scottsdale waterfront … 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

All About Site

Award-winning director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz never could be confined to traditional spaces. Even though he knew early on that … Read More

Bravo, Sort Of

Twenty-four years ago I wrote an article to argue that the arts community in the United States was a co-conspirator … Read More

Room for Everyone

I spent 17 years as a nurse before transitioning to my career as a public art administrator. In 2012, I … Read More