1. Tatiana Trouvé: Desire Lines


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    On view March 3- August 30, 2015 http://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6063_tatiana_trouv_desire_lines

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    • Sam Falls: Light Over Time


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      On view in MetroTech Commons July 30, 2014 - May 29, 2015 http://publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6043_sam_falls_light_over_time Video by SandenWolff

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      • John Gerrard: Solar Reserve


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        John Gerrard's Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 , a 28 by 24 foot frameless LED wall re-creating a Nevada solar thermal power plant and the surrounding desert landscape, is now on view at Lincoln Center! At the center of this virtual world is a tower surrounded by 10,000 mirrors that adjust their positions according to the location of the sun and reflect light upon the tower to generate electricity. The digital simulation changes in real time throughout the day, so no specific view will be the same over the course of the exhibition. His first major public art work in the U.S. also marks John Gerrard's most ambitious work to date. Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 is presented by Lincoln Center in association with Public Art Fund. http://bit.ly/SolarNYC

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        • Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker


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          Making its New York City debut in the summer of 2014 at Rockefeller Center, Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form towering more than 37 feet in height and featuring some 50,000 flowering plants that are continuing to grow throughout the summer. The exhibition coincides with the artist’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which is on view through October 2014.

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          • Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Katharina Grosse


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            Encounters: Artists, Cities, and Communities: Through public commissions and site-responsive projects, the ways in which artists engage with the cities and sites they encounter continue to evolve alongside the communities and organizations that present their work. From citywide curatorial projects like Elmgreen & Dragset's A Place Called Public in Munich, to Sam Durant's investigation of historical narratives and their contemporary communities, and Katharina Grosse's numerous site-specific outdoor commissions, considerations of place and people are always paramount to working in the public realm. The spring 2014 series of Public Art Fund Talks at The New School brings together a diverse group of artists to share the inspirations and practicalities involved in their varied approaches to the places and communities that become sites for public art. Katharina Grosse has pushed the limits of painting to expand the traditional notion of the canvas in both form and content. Using a large nozzle spray paint gun, cranes, and scissor lifts, she has transformed building facades, urban landscapes, and domestic spaces with abstract and illusionistic layers of color and texture. From city center commissions to architectural interventions, her energetic large-scale public installations have focused on the artist's desire to lend a sense of volume to paint, transforming each site into a vivid experience of color and depth for passersby and visitors alike. Grosse's monumental New York debut, entitled Just Two of Us, is on view at Metrotech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn until September 2014. Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. In addition to her recent project with Public Art Fund, Grosse has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions like the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2012); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2011); and ARKEN Museum for Modern Kunst, Denmark (2009). Recent group exhibitions include The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St. Ives, United Kingdom (2011); Embrace!, Denver Art Museum (2009); and Space as Medium, Miami Art Museum (2009). Grosse's work has been commissioned by institutions across the globe, including Amsterdam's de Appel Arts Center, Paris's Palais de Tokyo, The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center at UCLA in Los Angeles, and the Queensland Art Gallery, in Brisbane. Katharina Grosse is represented by Galerie Johann König, Berlin. The Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

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            • Iran do Espírito Santo: Playground


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              On view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, September 10, 2013 - February 16, 2014 http://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6021_iran_do_esprito_santo_playground

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              • The Art Newspaper reports on public art at Art Basel Miami Beach


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                Watch a short video about providing a platform for large-scale and time-based works outside of the Convention Center — featuring the curators of the Public and Film sections at Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as an artist performing at the fair.

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                • Art beyond the booth, ABMB 2013


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                  We spoke to the curators of the Public and Film sections at Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as an artist performing at the fair, about providing a platform for large-scale and time-based works outside of the Convention Center.

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                  • Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature


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                    Ugo Rondinone, the Swiss-born, New York-based artist, has created a major work of public art for Rockefeller Center. "Human Nature" includes nine colossal stone figures, standing like ancient sentries along the full length of Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Streets. Ranging in height from 16 to 20 feet, they weigh up to 30,000 lbs each. Using rough-hewn slabs of bluestone from a quarry in Northern Pennsylvania, the artist has imbued each figure with a distinctive personality. Like a forest of giants, their immovable legs form gateways through which visitors may pass, sensing the tactile surfaces of these primal forms. Since the earliest civilization, we’ve had the impulse to create images in our own likeness. Using the elemental material of stone, Rondinone has done so in the most archetypal way. Mythic in scale and imagery, visceral in character and impact, "Human Nature" reconnects the contemporary world with our distant origins. "Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature" is presented by Nespresso and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer. Additional support is provided by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. - See more at: http://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6014_ugo_rondinone_human_nature

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                    • Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back | "New York Close Up" | Art21


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                      What happens when an image feels more real than the real thing itself? While de-installing "Sculpture for Snow" (2011) in Downtown Brooklyn, artist Erin Shirreff discusses the creation and inspiration for her first public sculpture. Intrigued by book reproductions of the 20th century American sculptor Tony Smith’s large-scale outdoor works, Shirreff describes visiting an actual Smith sculpture only to realize that there was a lot “more romance and mystery in the image.” In response Shirreff created her first video work, "Sculpture Park (Tony Smith)" (2006), a black and white video of Tony Smith sculptures revealed by falling snow (actually, tabletop sized cardboard maquettes dusted with Styrofoam in a studio.) In Shirreff’s video, the mysteriously scaled sculptures appear to be both solid three-dimensional forms and fluid two-dimensional apparitions. Shirreff describes how the video served as the springboard for the Public Art Fund commissioned project "Sculpture for Snow," on view for a full year in the exhibition "A Promise Is a Cloud" (2011–12) at MetroTech Commons. Using Smith’s sculpture "Amaryllis" (1965–68) as a model, Shirreff retains Smith’s signature black metal surface and larger than life scale, but collapses the sculpture’s volume and geometry into thinly drawn, weightless lines. With its pictorial and sculptural qualities intertwined, Shirreff’s "Sculpture for Snow" is an iteration in the artist’s ongoing exploration of the complex relationship between images and objects. Erin Shirreff (b. 1975, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/erin-shirreff/ CREDITS | "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Brad Kimbrough. Additional Editing: Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Nicholas Lindner, Nick Ravich, Rafael Moreno Salazar, & Andrew David Watson. Sound: Scott Fernjack & Nick Ravich. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Production Assistant: Amanda Long & Tida Tippapart. Design & Graphics: Stephanie Andreou, Crux Studio, & Open. Artwork: Erin Shirreff. Thanks: Art Fabricators, Micah Bozeman, Andria Hickey, Lisa Cooley, Mariano Brothers, Public Art Fund, Sam Rauch, Peter Versteeg. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2013. All rights reserved. "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Toby Devan Lewis; Lambent Foundation; the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.; and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Additional support provided by The 1896 Studios & Stages, and by individual contributors.

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