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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

Magician Walks into the Laboratory: Georgiou and Tolley

  Q: What connects art and politics, paranoia and the paranormal?  A: Magician Walks into the Laboratory. Magician Walks into the Laboratory is an installation by artists Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley, in collaboration with actor and academic Jack Klaff. The departure point for the artwork is the collective paranoia of the post-1945 cold war spy activity … Continue reading

Art Commissions: Bloomberg New London HQ, Foster+Partners

Michael Craig-Martin, Olafur Eliasson, Arturo Herrera, Cristina Iglesias, David Tremlett and Pae White have been commissioned to create site-specific works for Bloomberg’s new European headquarters and the surrounding public realm. An additional new commission by Isabel Nolan for Bloomberg SPACE joins  an existing work by Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell. The building in the City of London, by Foster + Partners, aims to encourage collaboration and … Continue reading

Carlo Ratti Associati: Chocolate Pavilion for Venchi, FICO Eataly World, Bologna. November 2017

Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) have designed an edible pavilion made of pralines, for chocolate producer Venchi for the FICO Eataly World, Bologna. The external walls of the pavilion are made up of more than 30 thousand pralines of different varieties, spread over a 3-metre-long, 6-metre-high surface. Each chocolate can be picked by visitors, making the … Continue reading

Great Fire 350 : London’s Burning

Artichoke’s festival of arts and ideas, London’s Burning, marked 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666. The festival programme included a range of artworks that explored the historical and contemporary themes of the Fire presented through art installations, performances and talks. Watch the finale of London’s Burning, London 1666, a large scale representation of 17th … Continue reading