public art

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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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Photo Essays

12 Marble Snowmen Laugh at Snowmageddon

by Vic Vaiana on January 27, 2015

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Serendipitously anticipating the city’s underwhelming blizzard, a troupe of marble snowmen — the latest installment in Swiss artist Peter Regli’s Reality Hacking series — was installed in Manhattan near Madison Square Park this past Sunday.

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Post image for A Roving International Art Fest Kicks Off with Ragnar Kjartansson in Toronto

TORONTO — If pain can be funny, and funny things are sometimes painful, then Villa Toronto was off to a hilariously macabre start on Friday night. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson held court at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), offering “an evening of misery,” complete with sad songs and black humor.

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Post image for With a Bridge for a Screen, Artists Bring a Rainbow to Brooklyn

Most days the underside of the Smith-9th Street subway bridge over the Gowanus Canal is a tangle of ungainly gray beams, but this week it has been aglow in bold colors every night.

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