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Art & Public Space

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Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art … Continue reading

Jørn Utzon and Le Corbusier. Interior Collaboration, Sydney Opera House

Jørn Utzon, 1918-2008, won the international architectural competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957. He worked on the building with Ove Arup and Partners as the civil engineers from 1958-1965, until a change of government in 1965 raised issues over the construction cost and schedule. Utzon resigned from the building programme in 1966 and … Continue reading

Georgiou and Tolley: The World Lived Here, L8. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

      ‘The World Lived Here: L8’  explores the individual lives and identities of the people behind the public face of the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust in Toxteth, Liverpool 8. Residents worked with Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley, and photographer Andrew Jackson to create images, film and text to remember and redefine the … Continue reading

UABB – Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture 2017. Shenzhen, China. Cities, Grow in Difference. 15 December 2017 – 15 March 2018

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is currently the only bi-annual exposition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of city and urbanisation, explored through a combination of modern technology, art, innovation and social awareness. Co-organized by the two neighboring and closely interacting cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. UABB lies within the Pearl … Continue reading

Statues must Fall! Erasing History or righting Wrongs? Battle of Ideas,Sunday 29 October, 10:00—11:30, The Barbican

  The fallout from the clashes between far-right and anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia – in which one protester, Heather Heyer, was killed – have brought renewed attention to the row over the fate of numerous Confederate statues and memorials in the US. The Charlottesville protests were sparked by a decision to remove a statue … Continue reading