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.
Schuykill Center for environmental education presents functional woodland shelters made from recycled and reused industrial materials as well as sustainable harvested bamboo. This is a really cool environmental exhibition for anyone interested in the environmental sustainable architecture or industrial design concepts. The projects presented were chosen from over 80 designs submitted by 65 teams from […]
America’s Best Public Art
Forty of the best public art works in the United States, including projects from 32 cities in 15 states, such as Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home (above), were recognized at the 2009 Americans for the Arts annual convention held in Seattle from June 18â€“20. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country.
instead of hurrying by a construction site
Nina Bovasso, Botanizing on the Asphalt. Photo: Lauren Van Haaften Schick. Location: At the southern end of Hudson River Park beginning on West Street just north of Chambers Street, NYC. The Re:Construction Initiative
Karin Bravin: “I am committed to helping insure [sic] that art is experienced beyond the confines of galleries and museums. By making art available and accessible we hope we are doing positive things for culture and for the community. Ideally, I would like to see that instead of hurrying by a construction site, viewers will stop and take the time to consider their surroundings and experience something new.”