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Public art

Building on a steady foundation, New York land art site looks to the future

With a new executive director, Harvey Fite's Opus 40 near Saugerties aims to expand its programming

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Leo Villareal

It’s lit: Leo Villareal illuminates four London bridges for world’s longest work of art

Cannon, Millennium, Southwark and London bridges have been fitted with LED lighting as part of a £45m public art project

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Public art

Storm King installs sky-high sculpture by Mark di Suvero

The work—the tallest of the artist’s career—has travelled from France to upstate New York

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Public art

Fluxus in the air: Doug Aitken's hot air balloon sails above Massachusetts

The project aims to evoke the mythology of the American road trip

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Public art

A new series of waterfront commissions boosts Southeast England's artistic renaissance

Site-specific works by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Holly Hendry are planned as part of the Creative Coast initiative led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent

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Venice

Red Regatta: public art sets sail across Venice lagoon

Artist Melissa McGill teams up with Venetian sailors to celebrate maritime tradition in face of mass tourism and climate change

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Conservation & Preservation

Ugo Rondinone’s day-glo desert installation Seven Magic Mountains gets a fresh coat of paint

The popular public art work has been restored with the aim of keeping it Instagram-ready through 2021 or longer

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Public art

‘Do your worst, Boston’: Nicole Eisenman’s fountain—vandalised in Germany—gets permanent US home

New version of sculpture that was first shown at Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017 is the artist’s first permanent public work

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Banksy

Port Talbot Banksy piece moves from garage site to town centre

Proposed urban art museum in South Wales will also include works by Kaws and Blek le Rat

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Biennials & festivals

No theme, no private funding and it lasts five years: inaugural Oslo Biennial opens in Norway

The event aims to boost the Nordic city's public arts programme

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Controversies

Artist defends controversial mural of New Zealand prime minister embracing Muslim woman

Loretta Lizzio's memorial image of Jacinda Ardern unveiled in Melbourne divides public opinion

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Harold Ancart's handball court to Hank Willis Thomas's Afro pick

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Public art

Wishful thinking: LA’s latest pop-up art project is both highly memorable and totally Instagrammable

Artist collective The Art Department spent a year gathering heaps of dandelion fuzz for their immersive "wish factory"

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Mexico

Art that breathes: Mexican murals aim to clean the air

The public art works are painted using Airlite which purifies polluted air in a process similar to photosynthesis

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Frieze New York 2019

Harold Ancart on the art of handball

The Belgian artist's Brooklyn project is all play —and lots of work

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Public art

Touch the sky: Doug Aitken’s hot air balloon work to lift off in Massachusetts

The multi-media artist is taking to the clouds with a new roaming project starting in Martha’s Vineyard

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Public art

Michele Oka Doner finds fertile ground as the New York Botanical Garden’s new artist in residence

The Miami-born, New York-based artist known for her richly botanical works hints at “raves” and a departure from the expected kind of art installation as she digs in to the 250-acre landscape

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Public art

Siah Armajani: making magic for the masses

The Met Breuer and Public Art Fund showcase Siah Armajani, the Iranian-born artist whose work mixes philosophy and whimsy

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Exhibitions

Exhibition at Brooklyn’s Green-wood Cemetery shows a day in the life of immigrants seeking sanctuary

Photographs of people young and old who hope to avoid deportation have been installed along the fence of the historic site

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Exhibitions

Iranian artist and activist Siah Armajani builds bridges in New York

The artist will recreate one of his best-known works in Brooklyn Bridge Park to coincide with his retrospective at the Met Breuer

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Public art

Nick Cave beautifies Chicago’s Garfield Park station with floral installation

The stop will serve the future Obama Presidential Center

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Mexico

What happened to all the art in Mexico’s presidential palace?

A largely emptied Los Pinos opened to the public on 1 December, leaving many in the country wondering where the collection of paintings and decorative objects went

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Public art

Laure Prouvost to bring Brexit song to London underground passengers as part of 2019 commissions

Ahead of UK leaving the European Union, Art on the Underground programme looks at what it means to be "on edge"

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Monuments

First She Built NYC monument to honour Shirley Chisholm

A statue of the “unbought and unbossed” first black US congresswoman is to be unveiled in Prospect Park in 2020

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Protest

Why I made a cemetery for hundreds of banned books in Kuwait

Kuwaiti artist Mohammad Sharaf hopes to provoke the general public as well as the authorities

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Bridge

Multi-million pound donation gives Illuminated River project the green light for next year

Ambitious public art commission to makeover London's bridges is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Controversies

Smoking pipe, razor and revolver removed from Van Gogh sculpture in London's Brixton

Controversial items relating to the artist's life were scrapped from original design over fears they could be linked to drug, knife and gun crime

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Public art

Public art grant goes to US city affected by school shooting

Bloomberg Philanthropies directs $1 million to a Florida community for “collective healing” through art

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh sculpture unveiled outside the London lodgings where he fell in love

As well as Brixton, Anthony Padgett’s works will go to Isleworth, Ramsgate, Welwyn, the Borinage, Nuenen and Arles

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Public art

Do Ho Suh house sculpture stays put in London's square mile

Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020

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Auctions

Contemporary art’s value may be on the rise, but it comes at a greater cost

Chicago’s aborted effort to sell Kerry James Marshall’s public work teaches us something about the transactional nature of today’s culture

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Public art

Phallic-shaped sculpture erected in Reykjavik

“Little mer-sausage”, part of the Icelandic capital’s Cycle festival of music and art, has divided opinion

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Art fairs

Art Basel to bring Abraham Cruzvillegas’ acrobatic Autorreconstrucción to Miami Beach

While the Public and Film sectors are not taking place this year, the large-scale performance and installation work will be shown free to the public in the convention centre's new 60,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom

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Documenta 14

Documenta obelisk, dismantled last week, to remain in Kassel after all

Artist Olu Oguibe accepts alternative location, saying work’s humane message is urgently needed

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Politics

Artists join forces in bid to swing US midterm elections

Artist-run organisation For Freedoms’ country-wide initiative is a rallying point—even in right-leaning states

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Auctions

Public art advocates—and the artist himself—speak out against sale of Chicago library’s Kerry James Marshall mural

The work, commissioned in the 1990s for $10,000, is due to be sold at Christie’s, New York for an estimated $10m to $15m

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Jump aboard Tauba Auerbach's dazzling fireboat for the Public Art Fund and then get lost in a concrete utopia at MoMA

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Politics

Who are the people seeking political asylum in the US?

A floating art project in New York tells refugees’ stories during the UN General Assembly

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From righteous indignation to interactive play

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Public art

Jeremy Deller to unveil plans for Manchester's Peterloo Massacre memorial in October

Designs and location of statue for bicentenary of "turning point in UK democracy" will be put to public consultation

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USA

Naked 'clown Trump' statue installed on Los Angeles billboard

In their latest project, the guerrilla group Indecline compares the US president to serial killer John Wayne Gacy

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Public art

Frieze sculpture piece marks sixth anniversary of South African mining massacre

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s installation of 17 headless men represents victims of Marikana shootings

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Public art

Anger over plans to 'banish' suffragette statue from Parliament to remote Regent’s Park site

Proposal to move Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture comes months after new Millicent Fawcett work was unveiled to celebrate centenary of female suffrage

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Germany

Münster on track to raise funds for Eisenman fountain as artist and gallery reduce price

Fund-raisers have so far raised €300,000 of €800,000 needed

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Public art

How a chain-link mosque at the Vancouver Biennale became a community hub

Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem's installation stands as an example of cultural exchange as diplomatic tensions break out between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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Vandalism

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

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Public art

Deported veterans ‘distress’ flag mural on US-Mexico border under review

US Customs and Border Protection is considering whether to remove or preserve the painting, which some have complained is disrespectful

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Exhibitions

Ten public art works to see for free around New York this summer

When the sun’s out, get your buns—and other extremities—out to catch some of these projects across the city

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Street art

Mexico City street artists celebrate the lives of women

A project has enlivened a drab area with 300 portraits

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Public art

Public review open for David Hammons’s Day’s End proposal

The “ghost monument” in Hudson River Park would be paid for and maintained by the Whitney Museum

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In the frame

Feline fine: downtown Denver gets new cat installation

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In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

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The Buck stopped here

Suffragette cities: UK women take to the streets to mark 100 years of the vote

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Art Basel 2018

In pictures: From treading on taxidermy to sounds from Basel's sewers

Parcours, the Art Basel section for public art projects, is "radically different" from previous editions, says its curator Samuel Leuenberger

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Public art

Massive Kickstarter campaign launched for 'largest-ever public art project in US' with billboards across all 50 states

Non-partisan platform For Freedoms has signed up over 200 institutions for the initiative, which aims to make art part of the public discourse

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In the frame

New York artists spotlight lost mom-and-pop shops

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Public art

White supremacist messages and paint spread outside Rothko Chapel in Houston

The historic art installation created as a "sacred space for reflection" was restored and reopened on Monday

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Linda on the loose

Anselm Kiefer returns to New York—and brings some heavy reading

“Books don’t respect borders,” the artist said of his first public art commission in the US, Uraeus

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Frieze New York

The best shows in town during Frieze New York

From Adrian Piper at MoMA to Radican Women in Brooklyn

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In the frame

Heathcliff, it’s me: Kate Bush’s arty new eulogy to Emily Brontë

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Public art

'Courage calls to courage everywhere': Suffragist sculpture unveiled in London

Gillian Wearing talks about creating the first statue of a woman—and by a female artist—in Parliament Square

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Public art

Financial District’s Fearless Girl will move to a new home this year

The statue will be installed outside of the New York Stock Exchange building—and the Charging Bull may follow her

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Public art

Public sculpture will commemorate Chattanooga lynching victim 100 years on

Memorial part of push for new works that challenge history of white supremacy in the US

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Law

ACLU files art censorship lawsuit against the city of New Orleans

A citizen is facing potential jail time over a mural referencing Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood tape

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Art Basel

Creative Time to present its first international project at Art Basel

The public will be a key player in a series of new commissions by the artists Lara Almarcegui, Isabel Lewis and the architecture studio Recetas Urbanas

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Pablo Picasso

VR project brings late Picasso work to life, at last

Bust of a Woman, which was never realised, would have been the world's tallest concrete sculpture

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Public art

Beer and bread rolls for a vandalised sculpture in Münster

City residents aim to raise €1.2 million for Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain

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Commissions

Trainspotting: Yayoi Kusama's polka dot sculpture is latest London Crossrail commission

Conrad Shawcross will also produce a work for Liverpool Street site

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In the frame

Women wanted: massive UK parade to honour the suffragettes

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In the frame

Hirst hunts for sharks on Australian beach

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Protest

Tania Bruguera and Laurie Anderson join spring edition of Times Square all-female project

Born out of the 2017 Women's March, Word on the Street returns to Midtown Manhattan to co-opt public advertising space with protest art

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Artist interview

Yinka Shonibare: a change in the wind

Central Park is an ideal location for the British-Nigerian artist’s latest sculpture

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Video, film & new media

Hirshhorn to reschedule Krzysztof Wodiczko’s monumental projection after Florida school shooting

The 30-year-old piece showing two hands holding a gun and a candle is "strangely familiar and at once unbearably relevant", the artist says