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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, 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 work … 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

Ed Wilson Wins Houston Sculpture Commission—Again

Houston, Texas – Last October, Texan artist Ed Wilson was unanimously selected to receive an $830,000 commission for a sculpture … Read More

#SFPublicCanvas Opens Dialogue

San Francisco, Calif. – BANDALOOP, whose distinctive work in vertical dance performance has been presented in cultural institutions, in nature, and … Read More

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

Recent Projects

“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

“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

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