Dull, flat, and boring, with no discernible personality, the Olympics 2020 graphics made no impact on anyone other than, perhaps, its creator/developers and maybe a (very) few members of the host committee.
Recently, a number of public artworks have been charged with memorializing ghosts or “specters” of the past.
Perhaps we need to call on Sherlock Holmes in order to resolve the 31-year old “no end in sight” Gardner heist?
All four budgets that Donald Trump and his sycophants sent to Congress had nada for the arts and humanities.
Today’s increasingly heated argument about architectural preservation revolves around discerning which pieces of the past are worth saving, which buildings are valuable to our present and future.
Steeped in technology, non-traditional public art is about sparking conversations about visuals as well as playing with contemporary aesthetic perspectives.
As we move into the 21st Century, with the Climate Crisis and consumerism on the rise, the Shaker’s “less is so much more” sensibility takes on even more significance, practical as well as spiritual.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is the latest product of our heated social/political/cultural debates about America’s memorials and their vision of the country’s past, present, and future.
In a time when everyday seems like Wednesday, creative use of new media is a visual and experiential bridge to our new and hopefully innovative normal.
Peter L’Official has written an important book that speaks with powerful relevance to the state of Black life in America today — and the demands of Black Lives Matter.