Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the Luminous Veil in Toronto, the New Yorkers turning vacant lots into community gardens and black vernacular architecture.
From now until winter 2016, visitors to New York’s Madison Square Park can find themselves enveloped beneath a mirrored labyrinth, hovering above both them and the surrounding landscape. Mad. Sq. Art presents ‘Fata Morgana’ by American artist Teresita Fernández, a 500-foot-long sculpture comprising mirror-polished discs that create kaleidoscopic canopies above the park’s central pathways and recreational areas. Continue reading →
Through the NYC Parks and The Fund for Park Avenue, Marlborough Gallery has brought us seven Santiago Calatrava sculptures that will grace the Park Avenue mall from June 8th through mid-November beginning at East 52nd Street. The seven sculptures are of painted aluminum construction and range in size, with the tallest piece standing eighteen feet. Continue reading →
A younger generation of urban explorers are rediscovering NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram where they have thousands of followers. These New Yorkers are scaling to the tops of bridges and exploring below the streets of New York in abandoned subways. Continue reading →
Public Art Fund announces Please Touch the Art, a major new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Engaging visitors through pieces that are both accessible and surprising, the show includes three distinct bodies of work. Continue reading →
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a look at how the use of shipping containers can improve Cleveland’s economy, beating gentrification in D.C. and what New York looks like when 32,000 cyclists take over the 5 boroughs.
Soft Spin, a sculptural and sound installation by Toronto-based artist Heather Nicol located in the Winter Garden Atrium of Brookfield place in New York’s financial district. Designed to conjur up the feel of swirling skirts, six colorful sculptures are suspended from the ceiling. The “skirts” swirl when pedestrians pass by, creating the sound of singing voices–six different voices. Continue reading →
Artist Peggy Ahwesh’s City Thermogram, a portrait of the urban everyday through the lens of a heat-sensitive camera, will warm up Times Square’s signage from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in April. Using innovative technology, the piece recasts our ‘photographic’ world into one of unexpected revelations about our bodies, energy sources and personal devices. Continue reading →