“The Bay Lights,” a massive light sculpture by New York’s Leo Villareal, is made up of 25,000 twinkling LEDs that animate the San Francisco skyline. The piece went up in 2013 for a two-year period that ended in March 2015. However the nonprofit organization Illuminate the Arts raised $4 million to turn the lights back on for good. Continue reading
Walking the streets of Valparaiso, Chile’s historic port city, one encounters a gallery in the steep hill-side streets. The sides of buildings, staircases and cobble-stone alleys are punctuated by vivid works of art that leaves little room for the banal. 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
Why do people choose to move to London? And why do they choose to leave? A new project exploring these questions is currently playing out in an unlikely venue—two advertising billboards in the center of the U.K.’s capital. Called London is Changing, the project is run through a website that invites people who are moving into, out of, or across London to share the reasons and emotions behind their migration. Continue reading
Hundreds of pool noodles invaded an abandoned alley in Quebec City, Canada as part of Delirious Frites, an architectural installation created by Les Astronautes. Delirious Frites was built as part of Les Passages Insolites (unusual passages), a public art festival curated by EXMURO.
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