PROJECTS WE LOVE

We search the world for projects we love — projects that inspire and make communities better places to live. Explore what’s possible with public art.

Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias, roughly translated as “adding absences,” covered 23,000 square feet of the Plaza Bolívar in Bogotá.
The projector used for Yaminay Nasir Chaudhri and the Tentative Collective’s Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema travels throughout Karachi on a rickshaw. It’s used to show mobile-phone video documentaries made by people in Karachi on open-air walls throughout the city.
In their performance piece Hotel Empire: The New York Crossing, Laurent Boijeot and Sébastien Renauld moved portable furniture and bedding—here set up in Times Square—about five blocks every day.
Perception, eL Seed’s massive Arabic calligraffiti mural in Cairo, is visible as a whole from only one place: a Coptic church in a cave on Mokottam Mountain. The artwork was intended to open a dialogue about the Zaraeeb, a little-known community of Coptic Christians who are master recyclers.
In Sydney, Australia’s Garden Palace, Jonathan Jones’s installation barrangal dyara called attention to lost Aboriginal history with 15,000 white replicas of Aboriginal shields, a meadow of native kangaroo grass in the center, and a soundscape of youth speaking eight Aboriginal languages.
Perception, eL Seed’s massive Arabic calligraffiti mural in Cairo, is visible as a whole from only one place: a Coptic church in a cave on Mokottam Mountain. The artwork was intended to open a dialogue about the Zaraeeb, a little-known community of Coptic Christians who are master recyclers.