public art

Post image for JR’s Photoshop Trompe l’Oeil at the Louvre

PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.

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Post image for Locals Deem Main Street Sculpture of Nude Yogi “a Sickening Thing”

“There’s nothing sacred anymore,” said Peg Lowry, a resident of Ames, Iowa, in response to a new public sculpture on Main Street.

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Post image for Cycling Through Tino Sehgal’s “Constructed Situations” in Marrakesh

MARRAKESH — As the afternoon sun radiated onto Jemaa el-Fna square in the old medina quarter of the city, nine bodies emerged before me on the ground, beatboxing and gyrating, surrounded by curious onlookers.

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Post image for Montrealers Stumped After City Commissions Pricey Tree Sculptures

A public art project to put granite sculptures of trees in a park is blossoming into a major controversy in Montreal.

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Post image for “It’s All Fear Circulating”: Interpreting a Towering Artwork’s Removal in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A nine-and-a-half-minute video created a stir here when it opened on the giant LED façade of the International Commerce Centre tower.

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Post image for 1,588-Foot-Tall Artwork Lights Up a Political Inferno in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Add Oil Team is the name of the artist duo of Sampson Wong Yu-hin and Jason Lam Chi-fai, whose most recent work, “Our 60-Second Friendship Begins Now” — aka, the “Countdown Machine” — has sparked a firestorm of controversy, both locally and abroad.

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Post image for Bronze Sculpture of Selfie-Snappers Stirs a Storm in Sugar Land

It may very well be the first public sculpture that commemorates the act of taking a selfie.

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Post image for Tehran Diary: A Largely Local Art Scene Begins to Open Up

TEHRAN — My first impression of the Iranian capital is one of vagueness in a difficult topography, as the city sprawls in all directions and stands at different elevations surrounded by mountains.

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Post image for A Hidden Times Square Sound Installation Returns to Full Hum

Max Neuhaus’s “Times Square” sound installation is meant to be stumbled upon by visitors to the chaotic crossroads in Manhattan.

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Post image for Locating William Kentridge’s Massive Mural in the Roman Landscape

ROME — What exactly does public art mean in a town rebuilt uninterruptedly for over 2,000 years?

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