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New public art project in London will display works by Ai Weiwei and Eddie Peake on Europe’s largest billboard

Every evening from October 1 until the end of the year, at precisely 20:20 GMT, Europe’s largest billboard will pause its usual advertising to take a non-commercial break devoted to art. Transforming a giant 4k screen into a digital canvas, CIRCA will commission a different artist every month to create a new work that offers […]

Thomas J Price unveils statue in London representing the Black “everywoman”

Who do we celebrate? Who do we memorialise? These questions loom large as cities around the world are forced to deal with the implications of their public monuments and memorials to people who have led problematic lives, often having flourished off the back of oppression. A recently unveiled work by artist Thomas J Price in […]

Statue by Vinnie Bagwell to replace controversial monument in Central Park

Earlier this year in April, New York City made the choice to remove a statue honouring J. Marion Sims, the 19th century doctor sometimes called the ‘father of modern gynaecology.’ Sims made his mark on the medical world at the cost of enslaved black women who were experimented on, sometimes in death, without consent. The […]

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  […]