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Contemporary art is increasingly “untethered” and moves from the white cube of the gallery to any site – including the virtual – to engage the public in its own realm. Public art is an ever-expanding field of inquiry, with artists of all stripes exploring the public realm. Beyond murals, monuments, memorials (and the occasional mime) public art has become a vibrant and engaging practice. From the spectacular to the quotidian, permanent to ephemeral, sited to virtual, material to performative, conceptual to cinematic, we believe there are unprecedented opportunities for new art practices in our shared environment. This is the critical focus of Public Address.

Containers

Author
mediachef
Post
09.23.2009
Freitag Recycled Shipping Container Store in Zurich. Via Treehugger.

Freitag Recycled Shipping Container Store in Zurich. Via Treehugger.

I’ve been doing some research on shipping containers for an upcoming project. Enjoy

Tech artist?

Author
mediachef
Post
09.22.2009
Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, Installation view, Art(ists) On the Verge, Weisman Art Museum. Photo: Rik Sferra

Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, Installation view, Art(ists) On the Verge, Weisman Art Museum. Photo: Rik Sferra

I can’t help but wonder when we will be able to stop writing about the art formerly known as new media primarily in terms of its technology – or how much it costs. Nevertheless, Christopher Baker, a recent Art(ists) On the Verge grantee received his due in a nice round up in City Pages: “Twin cities arts buzz: Meet the creatives and their productions.”

Will Henry Jenkins hear about it?

Author
mediachef
Post
09.9.2009
Henry Jenkins Unplugged—Jenkins introduced and screened a series of STAR WARS fan films at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in October 2001.

Henry Jenkins Unplugged—Jenkins introduced and screened a series of STAR WARS fan films at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in October 2001.

Lanfranco Aceti

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11:00pm
Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 2:00am
Location: Istanbul

A socially networked artwork
Please do not spoil the game by telling Henry Jenkins

Public art commissions 01SJ Biennial

Author
mediachef
Post
09.9.2009
Adriene Jenik, SPECFLIC 2.0, part of the 1st 01SJ Biennial, 2006, San Jose Public Library, San Fernando and 4th St.

Adriene Jenik, SPECFLIC 2.0, part of the 1st 01SJ Biennial, 2006, San Jose Public Library, San Fernando and 4th St.

San Jose Public Art and ZER01 invite artists to submit qualifications and letters of interest to install temporary artworks on the San Fernando Street corridor in Downtown San Jose. These artworks will be installed in June 2010, be a feature of the 3rd 01SJ Biennial (September 15-19, 2010) and will be continue their display through October 2010.

Temporary Manhattan art park

Author
mediachef
Post
09.6.2009
Canal Street Getting Public Art Park No One Knew it Needed. Via Curbed

Canal Street Getting Public Art Park No One Knew it Needed. Via Curbed

Temporary Art / Sculpture Park at Canal / Varick / Sixth / Grand. Titled LentSpace and designed by Brooklyn based Interboro Partners, the project is sponsored by the owners of the block, Trinty Real Estate and curated by the Lower Manhattan Community Council (LMCC).

Success!

Author
mediachef
Post
09.5.2009
Camille Utterback and Alan H. Davidson installing touch sensitive handrail for interactive light work.

Camille Utterback and Alan H. Davidson installing touch sensitive handrail for interactive light work.

Over the past week, Camille Utterback has been installing her as-yet-untitled (suggestions?) interactive sculptural artwork for the lobby of the Showplace Theaters in The West End, St. Louis Park, MN. It’s all working!

Ars Electronica.2

Author
Northern Lights.mn
Post
09.4.2009
Photo: 80+1 building by Any-Time Architects

Photo: 80+1 building by Any-Time Architects

Rain in Linz. Doesn't bode well for some of the outside events today & tomorrow. But light sprinkles and overcast skies last night didn't deter Sternennacht, during which lights were turned off in Hauptplatz (the central square in Linz) in order to better see the night sky. This is a great cooperative idea for a city.

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