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that 'other' public art | Dec 31, 2003

Wired news story on a website that documents ever-changing graffitti...

everyone has an opinion, and that's the trouble | Dec 25, 2003

Great story on the public art tribulations of a small town in North Carolina that wanted to commemorate Martin Luther King's speech there with a memorial."But, either way, the work of art meant something to almost everyone. For the town council that meant trouble."

The story is originally from the Guardian, but I found it on a South African newspaper website.
is it big enough? | Dec 25, 2003

Martin Gayford in the Telegraph thinks that the problem with public sculpture these days is that it is just not big enough. It's still stuck in a human-related scale that dates back to 16th century Italy. After all, "the modern city is not a trim, Renaissance sort of place. It is huge, sprawling and chaotic. In that context an abstraction outside a corporate tower looks no more impressive than a cufflink."

He's inspired by two recent works in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, The Weather Project by Olafur Eliasson and Anish Kapoor's Marsyas.
Orange censors | Dec 25, 2003

UK Telco Orange sponsored an interesting public art project, of projecting images on public buildings, including Buckingham Palace. A sort of super Christmas light-up, but alas some of the images make some people uncomfortable. Guardian story, reprinted in Art Daily.