PUBLIC ART REVIEW
Published by Forecast Public Art from 1989 – 2020, Public Art Review was the world’s leading public art magazine for over three decades. Across 59 issues, this international magazine offers an inspiring collection of articles, insights, ideas and commentary about art in public spaces.
With the launch of FORWARD, we closed Public Art Review (PAR) after 31 fantastic years. With the retirement of the print publication we also closed back issue sales.
While we hope you’ll follow our new digital publication and conversation series and enjoy moving FORWARD with us, we invite you to continue to find inspiration from PAR on our site. Explore curated content covering topics ranging from Agriculture + Food to Workforce Development; you’ll find the full list on the Explore More section of our publishing page. Peruse online posts of each article from issues 58 and 59 and browse select Projects We Love. You can also flip through digitized PDFs of the print magazines on Forecast’s Issuu page. Fans of PAR‘s celebrated Projects We Love and Recent Projects sections will want to visit our Public Art Now special collections in each issue of FORWARD, featuring leading voices sharing public art of the moment, starting with issue 2.
Learn more about Forecast’s public art storytelling as we search the world to uplift creative community-focused solutions to critical issues and amplify voices in the field.
Redesigning How We Live Together
The 59th issue of Public Art Review is filled with articles about how artists and design practitioners are inviting us all—in this time of division—to focus on justice, inclusion, and human dignity. It includes feature articles about the new professionals working at the intersection of art, design, and equity; the winner and commended projects of the 2019 International Award for Public Art; an on-the-ground story about arts and culture in an economically and environmentally devastated Puerto Rico; and the work of artist-activists in Minnesota addressing water justice issues. The issue also includes articles about two communities using theater in different ways to envision their futures; environmental artist Mary Miss and social ecologist Adrian Cerezo discussing their collaboration and infusing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into public art; an interview with Victoria Jones of The CLTV and The CMPLX in Memphis; and the work of other visionary artists and communities.