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The Bay Lights, the Bay Bridge light sculpture that dazzled residents and visitors of the Bay Area for two years after its unveiling in March 2013, returned on 30 January 2016. It will lift the gaze and spirits of California residents and visitors for at least 10 years.

How is a historic bridge transformed into a dazzling work of art? Forbes called this public art project, “a powerful example of what’s possible when you...

"Filter Bubble" is a collaboration with  Sarah Abu Abdallah (Providence), Sophia Al Maria (Doha), Abdullah Al-Mutairi (New York), Rachael Allen (London), Yollotl Alvarado (Mexico City), ARCA & Jesse Kanda (London), Darja Bajagić (New York), Alessandro Bava (London), James Bridle (London), Andrea Crespo (New York), Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos (Athens), Alex Dolan (New York), Valia Fetisov (Moscow), Louisa Gagliardi (Zürich), Deanna Havas (New York), Max Hawkins (nomad), Bernhard Hegglin (Zürich), Ho Rui An (Singapur), Emmanuel Iduma (New York), Nicholas Korody (Los Angeles), Isabel Legate (New York), Luca Lum & Marcus Yee (Singapur), Nicholas Maurer (Sydney), Felix Melia (London), Mitchell Messina (Kapstadt), Ryan Murphy (New York), Wyatt Niehaus (New York), Adriana Ramić (New York), Tabita Rezaire (Johannesburg), Bunny Rogers (Stockholm), Ben Rosenthal (Zürich), Bogosi Sekhukhuni (Johannesburg), Takeshi Shiomitsu (London), Crista Siglin & Isaac Wilder (Kansas City), Jasper Spicero (New York), Jesse Stecklow (Los Angeles), Hito Steyerl (Berlin), Elisabeth Sutherland (Accra), Philipp Timischl (Wien), Alexander Jackson Wyatt (Sydney), Urban Zellweger (Zürich), Zou Zhao (New York), Bruno Zhu (Amsterdam), Damon Zucconi (New York).

Max Hawkins (American, born Des Moines 1990) is participating in the 89plus collaborative project “The Filter Bubble”, on view through 14 February 2016 in LUMA, Zürich, Switzerland....

Hans-Ulrich Obrist has conducted 2,400 hours of interviews with creative people: “salons of the twenty-first century.”  Pictured is his book cover: Hans-Ulrich Obrist, "Conversations, Vol. 1," Manuella Editions, Paris, ISBN : 978-2-917217-00-9.

  The art that Hans-Ulrich Obrist is most passionate about doesn’t hang on walls and often doesn’t have a permanent emanation. It can take the...

Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong was born in Tra Vinh, Vietnam in 1975, He brings landscapes to life in a uniquely vivid way. Painting from memory, he freely dots vibrant layers of color until they match what he sees in his mind’s eye. Though he usually works on canvas, in Cherry Blossom, Lieu uses iPad Air 2, the Procreate app, and Pencil by FiftyThree to portray a blossoming tree.

Apple’s “Start Something New” campaign aims to show the world how creativity is possible on an iPhone. The company commissioned eleven artists to create artwork...

Van Holmgren, a Des Moines artist and volunteer for City Sounds: the Des Moines Public Piano Project paints a grand piano in 2014. (Photo: The Des Moines Register)

Des Moines, Ia: City Sounds: The Des Moines Public Piano Project invites central Iowa based artists to submit an application to become one of the...

Ellsworth Kelly's "Sculpture for a Large Wall" (1956-57) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Nov. 20, 2004.

For the artist Ellsworth Kelly, perfection had little to do with geometry. What he wanted was joy. He found it through a keen perception...

Jessica Terrill, of Substance Architecture in Des Moines, was honored 15 October 2015 with the inaugural Young Architect award from the American Institute of...

A unique public art experience in Des Moines, Iowa: The majority of the redesign of Des Moines’ Cowles Commons (formerly Nollen Plaza) by New...

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