December 31, 2023

5 Breakthrough Artists Who Are Making Contemporary Native American and Indigenous Public Art

Through sculpture, murals, and ephemeral installations, contemporary Native artists are honoring their heritage, while also giving voice to the indigenous community. By working on public art projects, indigenous artists are also making a statement by reminding the public, “We Exist.” Whether that means creating memorials to honor the contribution of Native American veterans to reclaiming public spaces, the work of these artists is invaluable in teaching the public to move beyond stereotypes.

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December 10, 2023

448 Hand-Formed Pyramids Form Mesmerizing Mandala in Abu Dhabi

American artist Jim Denevan has created one of his most ambitious installations to date as part of Abu Dhabi's public art initiative, Manar Abu Dhabi. The vast, yet ephemeral, land art is made from 448 hand-formed pyramids and mounds laid out in 19 concentric circles. Together, they form a mesmerizing mandala pattern that invites the public inside to experience the design's effects.

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December 1, 2023

Epic Performance Animates JR’s Paris Opera Façade

In September, when JR transformed the façade of the Paris Opera House into a Platonic cave, it was only the first sign of what was to come. As promised, the French street artist continued his work, with Act II occurring in November. For this moment, the architecture of Act I dissolved, leaving behind a cavern filled with human handprints.

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November 13, 2023

Fantastic Flower Light Garden in Japan Made With Over 5 Million LED Bulbs

From now until February 2024, the Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan will be a spectacular display of lights. Over 5 million LED bulbs have been used to create a garden of glowing wisteria, cherry blossoms, and other flora. Visitors can wander the grounds and immerse themselves in a nighttime exhibition that changes theme three times over the duration of its installation.

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