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DETROIT — The history of the former municipality of Fairview is written in its streets.

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BOSTON — Paul Ramirez Jonas has challenged the idea of public space — and how it is demarcated from the private — throughout his 25-five year career of making highly formal participatory work.

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After Sunset, Phantoms of Montreal’s Past Appear

by Allison Meier on September 12, 2016

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MONTRÉAL — At sunset in the oldest streets of Montréal, ghosts of the city’s past animate on its walls.

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Is It a Trojan Horse?

by John Yau on August 28, 2016

Martin Puryear,

In 1989, after a protracted litigation, a jury of five voted four to one in favor of removing Richard Serra’s “Tilted Arc” (1981) from Federal Plaza in Manhattan, where it had stood for nearly a decade.

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Decoding Public Art in City Hall Park

by Allison Meier on August 26, 2016

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Between the four speakers of Chris Watson’s “Ring Angels,” the fluttering of a thousand wings fills a corner of City Hall Park.

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Midwesterners are many things, but they aren’t, as a rule, complainers.

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Exhuming Edinburgh’s Hidden Stories

by Karen Gardiner on August 23, 2016

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EDINBURGH — “Scotland is a canny nation when it comes to remembering and forgetting,” wrote the poet Jackie Kay.

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On Saturday night, some 6,000 people gathered on the Prospect Park Bandshell’s grassy knoll and waited to be beamed up into space.

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I first encountered the Silver Spiders in the rain.

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PARIS — Jaded neo-pop (one is tempted to say “poop” here) is on view in the Galeries Lafayette’s très kitsch exhibition TP–RAMA, the latest from art-commerce duo of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, aka TOILETPAPER.

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