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At once silent and eloquent': a glimpse of Pakistani visual poetry

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts
The Conversation Global

Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan. D.Kazi, CC BY-NC-ND Durriya Kazi, University of Karachi Whose mischief created a world of beseechers? Each petitioner ...

Frieze Sculpture Park 2016 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts

Selected by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), the Frieze Sculpture Park 2016 features 19 major artists. These are Nairy Baghramian, Fernando Ca...

Traversing Boundaries through the Arts

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. America's polyglot society continues t...

'I Want A Dyke For President' Billboard Sends A Powerful Message

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts

“I want a dyke for president,” reads the rendering for a 20-by-30-foot public artwork in downtown Manhattan. “I want a person with AIDS for pres...

Detroit And The Paradox Of Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Running through many of the streets fanning from Detroit's' downtown will lead you to a graffiti scene that gave birth to the large murals being celeb...

David Shrigley's Newest Sculpture in Central Park

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.26.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

On September 8, Public Art Fund will present a new public artwork by David Shrigley. MEMORIAL, a granite sculpture commissioned for Doris C. Freedman ...

The Mesmerizing 'Liquid Shard' Brings Pershing Square Back To Life

Jared Green | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Jared Green

The moribund Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles briefly came back to life over the past few weeks, thanks to artist Patrick Hearn's monumental and mesmerizing Liquid Shard, inspired by observing nature.

Erika Lizée: Vision And Its Opposite

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Erika Lizée's exotic, illusionistic paintings extend into quasi-sculptural installations that nimbly occupy literal and liminal space at the same moment.

Carole Feuerman "Perceptions" At KM Fine Arts

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.04.2016 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Carole Feuerman sculpts triumphant hyper-realist figures of women celebrating their physicality as they move through space, timeless and iconic.

Enormous Athletes Loom Over Rio In Awe-Inspiring Art Installations

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Arts

Those traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics will want to make sure to look up. And not just because of the city’s iconic “Christ the Redeem...

Eduardo Navarro at The High Line

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Staring at the sun is something our mothers always begged us not to do. Eduardo Navarro's recent performance, "We Who Spin Around You," on the New York City High Line, let us brake this rule without guilt.

Public Pianos, Vandalism & the Metrics of Hope (or, How to Win 99% of Bets)

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Camille Zamora

There is much discussion in nonprofit-land these days about how we measure impact. To that end, how do we leverage the success metric of Sing for Hope Pianos placed in "at-risk" neighborhoods? Over 99% of these beautiful artist-designed pianos emerge not only un-vandalized, but having uplifted spirits on a broad scale.

Top 8 Art World Instagram Accounts for Art Enthusiasts

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

As social media's influence on the art market grows, the art world continues to generate a dynamic mix of tastemakers that range from collectors to ar...

West Hollywood: A Model of Progressive Civic Culture to Enjoy and Emulate

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Austin Young: Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up in Drag (2016) There is so much happening right now under both the #WeHoArts and #WeHoPride banners tha...

Seven Magic Mountains Grand Opening Desert Style

JK Russ | Posted 05.15.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

Armed with thirst-quenching libations, we navigate the natural path through the barbed bushes and spiky yuccas. A sign warns of the possible presence of venomous snakes and I hope we are all making enough noise to ensure any lurking reptiles keep their distance.

I Turned My SUV Into a Queer Art Car

Sue Kerr | Posted 05.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I started the planning process for my community art project exploring the lives of LGBTQ residents of Western Pennsylvania (#AMPLIFY), I knew tha...

Martin Creed Will Illuminate Brooklyn Bridge Park

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

"His art confronts us with things we think we already know -- inviting us to look at them afresh."

Elmgreen & Dragset: Van Gogh's Ear

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

This spring, Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer have organized an out of this world exhibition by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset at the Fifth Avenue en...

The Best Public Art in the World to See Now

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

Public art can be tricky business. In the wrong hands, it becomes just another part of the corporate milieu, or succumbs to heavy-handed propaganda.

A Vision of Clean Energy Public Art: LAGI Visits Las Vegas

JK Russ | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

Rows of elevated solar panels rise up from the cacti garden in front of the new Las Vegas City Hall. At night the harnessed solar energy lights up a blue-toned electronic display on glass fins across the building's façade.

A New Yorker's Guide To Getting Outside And Seeing Art This Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts

The challenge for every New Yorker come springtime: figure out how to spend as much time as possible outside, under the warmth of the sun, before the ...

TRANSPOSITION: Over Many Miles, an Interactive Installation by Paula Crown

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

TRANSPOSITION: Over Many Miles, an immersive, site-specific installation by artist Paula Crown, debuted in the Miami Design District in December 2014 ...

How 'Reverse Graffiti' Is Being Used To Tell Stories In Dirt

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts

Reverse graffiti -- otherwise known as clean tagging, grime writing, or green graffiti -- is a type of street art that involves the removal of dirt fr...

Iowa City's Solar Tree: 100 Grannies Lead Groundswell for Downtown Public Art Showcase

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.28.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A game-changing "solar tree" public art initiative launched by the 100 Grannies for a Livable Future has galvanized a groundswell of support for a more community-based, inclusive and environmentally focused alternative that could serve as a public art model for other American cities.

Save Boston's Citgo sign!

Louisa Kasdon | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment
Louisa Kasdon

Hey BU! We're not done with the Citgo Sign! When I was a little kid lying on my bed on Bay State Road in Kenmore Square, I could blot out the Citgo ...