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 →
Artist Shani Ha came up with the very special Table for Two at a restaurant located on 7th Avenue in New York. The table, that’s split between the inside and the outside and has a glass panel in the middle, aims to play with the boundaries of public and private spaces. Continue reading →
Gowanus artist Ruth Hofheimer has partnered with DOT Art and Arts Gowanus to install six steel sculptures along the median at 4th Avenue and Prospect Avenue in South Slope, Brooklyn. The series of bright and humorous cartoon-like cut outs titled, “Greenery” features abstract vegetative forms and organic growth. While the plant-like structures provide a contrast to the surrounding urban landscape, the steel materials of Hofheimer’s pieces also reference the vehicular industries that dominate the avenue. Continue reading →
DOT Art has partnered with the Dominique Lévy Gallery and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership to present the installation of “Snow Monsters” at the Flatiron Plaza on Broadway and 23rd Street. The group of 12 white and gray marble sculptures, created by Swiss-artist Peter Regli, are meant to “interrupt the quick glance” of passerby within the urban atmosphere of the plaza. Continue reading →
Cristina and Cyla painted a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. We are very grateful to our new friend Nev (No Entry Design), for all the support and contact with Livestream Public who gave us the opportunity to paint this mural at the corner of Morgan Ave & Stagg St. If you’re around, come and see it in person.
Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop.