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Wendy Williams Watt’s ‘Big Love Balls’ bounce into hearts of the public

A common thread throughout the majority of public art is positivity. Whether this is through the form of performance, statue, or mural, a strong desire woven into many pieces meant for pedestrian consumption is that they strike a bright chord. While there are certainly those of empowering or socio-politically critical bends, there is certainly a […]

Créer des ponts rejuvenates Montréal’s abandoned businesses

The need for space is always keenly felt in artistic communities, no matter what the current socio-political climate is. With real estate prices still on an ever-bloating trajectory and both the pandemic and apathetic developers causing countless businesses to shutter their doors, the sheer volume of wasted space is staggering. But non-profit organization Art Souterrain […]

Christopher Michaud creates guerrilla pop-ups at Montreal bus shelters

The pandemic has certainly fostered ingenuity in artists when it comes to getting their works into the public eye. With so many galleries, exhibition spaces, and museums being closed throughout the year and most still holding restrictions to abide by current health protocols, it’s not surprising that most spaces aren’t seeking an influx of works […]

The transient graffiti of Montréal’s Tunnel de Rouen

As we begin to move into warmer, more outdoorsy months, so too does the artistic life of our cities shift gears. Outdoor performances, street musicians, and seasonal installations are all bound to return in full force soon enough. One of the most distinctive outdoors art practices has already come out of hibernation—graffiti. And no location […]

Montreal artist Junko manifests creatures from repurposed garbage

The city of Montreal is no stranger to public sculptures. Home to an eclectic collection of statues that are dotted across the map of the entire city, it’s hard to pick a walking path through the downtown area or Old Montreal that doesn’t pass by at least one eye-catching sculpture. Recently, some new sculptures have […]

New UK laws to make it more difficult for “woke militants” to remove public statues

In the last year, there has been a reckoning with statues and monuments honouring and glorifying problematic events and people of the past. This week, UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has set forth new UK laws that would make it more difficult to remove monuments across the country moving forward. In an article published in […]

TITAN gives giant importance to New York’s defunct payphones

The repurposing of objects and places for artistic means is certainly no new feat. This past year alone has seen plenty of new uses and contexts for spaces in our changed reality. And with a big change coming to a longstanding fixture of New York City streets, some art is blossoming from its remains before […]