public art

Post image for “I Would Be Devastated to See It Destroyed”: An Artist Sues to Protect Her Detroit Mural

DETROIT — Michigan kicked off 2016 with all kinds of breaking litigation news.

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Post image for Paris Department Store Kite Display Marks New Low for Ai Weiwei

PARIS — Like a good student of the bottomless pit of fashion, Ai Weiwei has delivered big on his latest class assignment.

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Post image for Facebook Censors Photo of Copenhagen’s Beloved Little Mermaid Statue

For more than a century, Edvard Eriksen’s bronze statue of “The Little Mermaid” has perched quietly on a waterside rock in Copenhagen, offending virtually no one.

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Post image for Activists and Residents Light Up Bushwick with Anti-Gentrification Signs

Since Christmas Eve, some lights along the streets and in the houses of Bushwick have spelled out a number of messages quite different from the festive wishes one usually finds during the holiday season.

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Post image for Seeing the World from Nature’s Many Perspectives

Brooklyn-based artist Teresita Fernández is well known for using unconventional materials and creating large-scale sculptures and installations that draw our attention to visual perception.

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Post image for University of Kentucky Covers Up a Racially Charged Depression-Era Mural Amid Community Debate

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Universities across the country are having productive conversations about race and representation, but what happens when campus public art is caught in the crossfire between a desire to preserve history and cultural sensitivity?

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Post image for Olafur Eliasson’s Sundial of Melting Icebergs Clocks In at Half-Past Wasteful

PARIS — In the aftermath of November’s terrorist attacks and the ruling Socialist Party’s meltdown following a strong first-round showing for Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National party, I glummly went to the Place du Panthéon to see Ice Watch Paris, an exhibition of melting icebergs by Danish relational artist Olafur Eliasson.

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Post image for On the Alaskan Coast, a Crowd of Human Casts Captures Our Emotional Trauma

Sixty-eight life-sized sculptures of humans — some peering towards the sky, some shrouded with downcast eyes — currently stand along the snow-covered coastline of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Post image for Fresh Air and Artistic Forms Outside Art Basel Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH — Wandering for hours around the convention center housing Art Basel Miami Beach tends to make one long for fresh air.

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Post image for Long Live the Triforium! Reviving LA’s Public Art Boondoggle

LOS ANGELES — The Triforium was supposed to be a beacon for Los Angeles’ future, but forty years after its completion, the public artwork has yet to fulfill the vision of its creator.

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