The impermanence of Simon Beck’s land art, which cuts beautiful and massive patterns into fresh snowfall, made the experience all the more gratifying.
RJ Rushmore has been involved in contemporary art as a writer, curator, photographer, arts administrator, and fan since 2008. With a focus on street art, graffiti, and public art, RJ facilitates and promotes catalytic and ambitious art outdoors, in galleries, and online. He founded the street art blog Vandalog and has worked at The L.I.S.A. Project NYC, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Creative Time, and the NYC Mural Arts Project. Currently, RJ is Co-Curator of Art in Ad Places.
An Artist Is Installing Hundreds of Golden Nets on Community Basketball Courts
Jeremy John Kaplan founded the Gold Nets Project to replace deteriorating nets with shiny replacements.
Snark Park Is the Latest Selfie-Taking Destination in Hudson Yards
If you visit Snarkitecture’s new 3,000-square-foot “maze” for any reason other than to take posed photos, you will be bored within five minutes.
NYC Kiosks Invite Artists to Pay Nearly $1,000 to Show Their Work
Artists are being asked to pay to play in what is marketed as an open call for art in public space.
Slouching Towards Banksy’s Dismaland
WESTON-SUPER-MARE, UK — Someone really should have sent a disgruntled teenager to review Dismaland, the latest Banksy extravaganza: part amusement park, part art exhibition tucked away in an abandoned former resort complex at the British seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.
When Is a Mural Not a Mural?
With strict regulations on murals only recently lifted in Los Angeles, you might think that the artists and public art facilitators who fought so hard to make murals legal again would be playing it safe to start. You would be wrong.
The Story of Hip-Hop’s Film Birth
Charlie Ahearn is known as an independent filmmaker, but he’s much more than that. He’s perhaps better described as a community filmmaker. For his films The Deadly Art of Survival (1979) and Wild Style (1983), he connected with local communities of young New Yorkers (many of them teenagers) and worked with them to make movies that starred these amateur actors essentially playing themselves.
Advertisers Clone the Work of Liu Bolin
PHILADELPHIA — Unlike too many pop artists, Chinese artist Liu Bolin has managed to retain a balance, or maybe a synergy, between popular throwaway aesthetics and the conceptual, while keeping the work readable to a wide audience. His work is designed to go viral, but it isn’t as shallow as a LOLCAT. Of course, viral ideas don’t come around every day, and advertisers love them, so it should come as little surprise that Bolin’s Hiding In The Cities series has been blatantly ripped off by a number of advertisers across countries and trades.