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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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Post image for Rachel Whiteread’s Concrete Cabin Awaits Discovery in the Governors Island Hills

British artist Rachel Whiteread and curator Tom Eccles discussed both the Unabomber and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in considering the form and isolation of the American cabin.

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BEACON, NY — “All right, folks, Beacon will be next … Beacon next, Beeeeaa-con Beacon Beacon,” says a Metro-North conductor in my headphones.

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One of the most remarkable places accessible to the public in New York City is the ruins of the Fort Tilden military base on the Rockaway Peninsula, where huge batteries with now-empty heavy gun turrets open to the beach.

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