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18 Shades of Gay going grey- iconic Montreal installation ending

For the last decade, if you were to take a walk through Montreal’s Gay Village- the vibrant and strongly LGBTQ+ neighbourhood along St. Catherine Street- you would be privy to a brilliant icon of joy and pride hanging above you. A vast stringing of multicoloured resin balls, aligned in spectral order, an atomized pride flag […]

‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ slides into £13 million of debt

In 2016, what is lauded as the world’s longest tunnel slide, was opened in London. The slide snaked around ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture designed by artists Anish Kapoor for the 2012 Olympics. However, it was recently announced that the slide is less popular than it once was and the sculpture has slid into debt – […]

‘Quasi’: the massive hand sculpture moves cities

Anytime an artist installs a public artwork, it inevitably attracts praise and criticism from locals. Well, Quasi, a 2016 sculpture by Ronnie van Hout has definitely had that response and now, a new city is getting to weigh in. The five-metre tall sculpture of a hand eerily peers out over the rooftops. Quasi isn’t just […]

Europe’s tallest roadside work of art to be unveiled in Belgium

A highway in Belgium has been confirmed as the site of the world’s tallest public artwork, measuring at an astounding 60 metres, or twice the height of the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro and significantly taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York. The 250-tonne steel structure is called Arc Majeur  […]

Proposals for NYC sculpture honouring Shirley Chisholm released

In November of 2018, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (NYCDCA) announced that Prospect Park in Brooklyn would be getting a new public sculpture. Commissioned as installation of the She Built NYC initiative, the sculpture will commemorate Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to be elected to US Congress (she represented the 12th district […]

Stockholm’s metro stations turn into one large digital art gallery

Clear Channel and design studio Affairs have collaborated to create what they call The Emotional Art Gallery which uses the real-time emotions of commuters in Stockholm to replace advertising with artworks. The billboards have turned the city’s public transportation network into a smart and responsive digital art gallery intended to cheer commuters up and combat […]