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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 […]

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 […]