Des Moines, Iowa: Meet the man who created the dazzling public art project along Des Moines’ Principal Riverwalk. Learn more about Jun Kaneko’s artwork in Des Moines and around the world.
6:30PM, Thursday, 12 December 2013
Artist Jun Kaneko
Kaneko will talk at the Art Center. Please join us!
Des Moines, Iowa: Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and Des Moines Art Center presents a public lecture by acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko at 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12 in Levitt Auditorium, Des Moines Art Center.
Artist Jun Kaneko
Join residents, neighbors, friends and colleagues! Space in Levitt Auditorium is limited for the Kaneko lecture. Please make your FREE reservations online or by phone at 515.271.0313.
Jun Kaneko (American, born Japan 1942) recently completed a two-part, major public art project along the Principal Riverwalk in downtown Des Moines, located at Court Avenue and Water Street. Five untitled Dangos, hand built glazed ceramic sculptures are integrated into the plaza at the HubSpot. The monumental blown, fused and tempered glass mural, titled “Expansion,” was commissioned for the Court Avenue Pump Station and to unite the two spaces and enhance the intersection.
Kerry James Marshall, a noted Chicago painter, has been named to President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Read more here!
Artist Kerry James Marshall with model “A Monumental Journey” for Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Victoria Herring
Marshall created the design for a public art project called “A Monumental Journey in Des Moines, Iowa.
Des Moines, IA: A new public art work by Olafur Eliasson is being installed on the grounds of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park this week. Check out Michael Moran’s Blog.
Olafur Eliasson — the artist
The dedication of the public art project attracted families and frineds and brought together downtown neighbors and businesses. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation officially turned on the 40,000 LED lights which illuminated the hand-blown glass mural. The event was highlighted by soprano Mary Hudson, who performed “O mio babbino caro” — an aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918), by Giacomo Puccini.
Jun Kaneko’s public art project (Expansion) is described in detail here.
Anna Gaskell’s new exhibition called THE ROMANTIC EXILES opens in Cologne, Germany, on November 9 and is on view through December 21, 2013.
Anna Gaskell (American, born 1969 in downtown Des Moines, Iowa) Image from the exhibition “The Romantic Exiles,” 2013.
The artist’s site-specific, public art project (video, hedge maze, and text) in Des Moines, Iowa is called Until the Woods Began to Move.
This week the glass mural called Expansion by Jun Kaneko arrived in in the Midwest. It is being prepared for installation on the Court Avenue Pump Station in Des Moines, Iowa. Here are some images of sections uncrated and being moved for assembling.
Section 6 of 21
Section 5 of 21
Section 19 of 21
A long-time resident of Chicago, Kerry James Marshall is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of his generation.
A public art project by Kerry James Marshall in Des Moines, IA is being developed.
Strongly influenced by his experiences as a young man, Marshall developed a signature style as an artist, centering on the life and history of the black subject. His now-substantial body of work offers his perspective on the complexity of the African-American condition, along with its persistent issues of race politics, cultural representation and social emancipation.
A major exhibition called KERRY JAMES MARSHALL Painting and Other Stuff is currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp (Dutch: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, commonly abbreviated as M HKA).
The exhibition is co-organized by M HKA, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark, Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, Spain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. It is a long-overdue survey of Marshall’s work in mainland-Europe, and the most substantial presentations in his career to date. The exhibition is realized with the support of The Embassy of the United States of America.