Public art

More than 100 sculptures on slave trade to be unveiled across seven UK cities

Artists including Lakwena Maciver and Godfried Donkor will create work examining colonial history in Britain

Hew Locke reimagines Birmingham's controversial Queen Victoria statue for an anti-imperialist age

A number of artists—including Amy Ching-Yan Lam and Rajni Perera—have created work that challenges the city's colonial legacy as it gears up to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Windrush generation honoured with two new public works in London

Sculptures are unveiled on Windrush Day, which remembers the generation of workers who came by ship to the UK from the Caribbean after the Second World War

Art Gallery of Ontario unveils its first public art commission, an elephantine bronze by Brian Jungen

The massive sculpture, five years in the making, depicts a tragic circus elephant recreated out of trashed leather furniture

William Kentridge calls on UK to find consensus over its ‘shameful past’ like South Africa has with apartheid

Ahead of his major retrospective at the Royal Academy this autumn, South African artist says Britain needs "imaginative solutions" for colonial era statues

Ai Weiwei’s cage sculpture in Stockholm takes on new meaning following war in Ukraine

Work is a “warning and reminder” that world will see more humanitarian crises

Monumental Sanford Biggers sculpture will welcome visitors to Orange County Museum of Art's new home

The sculpture will be installed prominently outdoors at the Southern California museum's new $93m Morphosis-designed building

Lawsuit challenging Trump Tower Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by a women’s group that supported former president Trump and had sought to create its own mural near the Manhattan skyscraper

Felt banquet for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a feast for the eyes

Artist Lucy Sparrow will install her massive felt in picnic spread at Buckingham Palace, while Leo Villareal plans a more contemplative tribute

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London's Elizabeth Line finally opens—we take a look at the ambitious art commissions across the train stations of the £19bn project

Yayoi Kusama, Sonia Boyce and Richard Wright are among the artists who have created works for the 10 brand-new stations

The artist encouraging New Yorkers to empathise with their trash

Artist Sto Len is using his residency with the New York City sanitation department to call attention to citizens' attitudes about trash

A mushroom cloud rises over Times Square in latest iteration of anti-nukes art project

Artist Pedro Reyes is turning heads with an installation that evokes a nuclear explosion at the centre of Manhattan, and serving as a backdrop for talks and performances

In one of UK’s largest art commissioning programmes, 22 artists receive £2.5m to explore the impact of war

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson among those selected to create new works through Imperial War Museums' 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund

Within hours of its unveiling, controversial Margaret Thatcher statue in Lincolnshire pelted with eggs

The bronze work was initially to be installed at the Houses of Parliament in London

Enormous mural on California dam may be removed after attempts to secure legal protections fail

The 80,000 sq. ft ‘Bicentennial Freedom Mural’ was marked for removal due to levels of lead in the paint used to make it and its deteriorating condition

Ukraine demolishes Kyiv monument symbolising friendship with Russia

The titanium People’s Friendship Arch above the statue will remain but be renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People

Divisive airplane installation from Burning Man lands in Las Vegas

The work was criticised and its creators accused of having “abandoned” it on the Black Rock Desert after the 2018 event

Works rescued from dumpster lead to rediscovery of star artist of 1970s New York scene

Francis Hines was a well-known artist most famous for wrapping the Washington Square Park arch in fabric, but after he died in relative obscurity, in 2016, his work was nearly lost forever

Judge rules removal of artwork depicting man killed by police did not violate free speech

The artwork, commissioned a citywide arts event in Miami Beach, commemorated Haitian-American Raymond Herisse, who was killed by police in 2011

Artist-led campaign urges climate action across California

The initiative A Cool Million, launched by three artist-led collectives, features climate-themed public artworks and aims to preserve one million acres

Damien Hirst's 18-metre-high bronze demon to be installed in London

The largest sculpture from the Wreck of the Unbelievable series, originally presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, will tower over the Thames cable car

Artist sues grocery store chain for unauthorised use of his mural in Super Bowl commercial narrated by Oprah Winfrey

The lawsuit, a re-filing of a case that originated in 2019, revolves around a commercial that prominently features a mural artist Chris Williams made in Des Moines, Iowa

California police officers’ lawsuit over Black Lives Matter mural is dismissed

Six police officers in the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto claimed the mural was discriminatory, constituted harassment and that they had faced retaliation for speaking out

Pussy Riot member curates US billboard art exhibition to raise awareness of gender pay gap

On the occasion of Women’s History Month, a show of large-scale public art curated by Nadya Tolokonnikova is taking over advertising spaces across the US

Artworks from Ukrainian museum appear as monumental projections in California

The partnership between a Bay Area nonprofit and a museum in Kyiv began shortly before the Russian invasion has taken on new urgency in the days since

US artist Nick Cave to project his dancing ‘Soundsuits’ onto massive building in central Chicago

The large-scale video projection coincides with the opening of Cave’s major solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, which will then travel to the Guggenheim in New York

Calida Rawles’s mural makes waves at Inglewood's new SoFi Stadium

The regal painting of a Black woman floating happily in a swirl of water was finished just in time for Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl win on Sunday

'Totally Kafkaesque': Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs spaces still paralysed by pandemic

Most Los Angeles art institutions have reopened while complying with Covid-19 safety measures—except those run by the city