public art

Post image for Reconstructing Managua Before the 1972 Earthquake

MANAGUA — Most people will advise you, on touching down in Managua, to rent a car and drive as fast out of the Nicaraguan capital as you can.

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Does a city with no residents need public art? Absolutely, according to University of New Mexico (UNM) adjunct professor Sherri Brueggemann, who first heard about the Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation (CITE) plan last year.

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Post image for Central Park’s 212 Paths in One Public Sculpture

Tatiana Trouvé mounted 212 giant spools of rope onto three steel structures in Doris C. Freedman Plaza, with each rope representing one of Central Park’s winding walkways.

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Post image for Smashed Conceptual Art Water Fountain Will Flow Again

Michael Asher’s understated drinking fountain sculpture on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus was recently destroyed by a masked vandal, but officials at the school plan to rebuild it.

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In Brief

Vandal Destroys Conceptual Art Water Fountain

by Vic Vaiana on February 18, 2015

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The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently lost one of its campus’s most subtle and unusual piece of public art.

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Post image for A Digital Waterfall That Illuminates the Threat of Air Pollution

Artist Andrea Polli’s “Particle Falls” is a waterfall of light that changes colors from blue to flaming reds and yellows based on real time air quality data.

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Post image for Five Finalists Compete to Build Controversial Holocaust Memorial in Warsaw

Last week, the Remembrance and Future Foundation (RFF) announced the five finalists competing to design a controversial Warsaw monument to Poles who helped Jews during the German occupation of Poland from 1939–45.

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News

Phallic Cloud Art Sets Off Storm

by Benjamin Sutton on February 10, 2015

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A new piece of public art in Auckland, part of which, when seen from a certain angle, resembles a penis, is rubbing locals the wrong way.

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Post image for Touch Screens and Tech Art Take Over Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — A festival is underway in this megalopolis with the ambitious proposal to impose ephemeral, technology-based public art on Chilangos as they go about their daily lives.

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Post image for Can 16,000 Suspended Flowers Make Times Square Tolerable?

New Yorkers often complain that Times Square feels sterile and dead. The London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law’s new installation, “Flowers 2015: Outside In,” suspended in the lobby of the Viacom building, reintroduces nature and life to the neighborhood’s largely artificial environment.

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