Public Art

Every night they dissembled the shed; every morning they built it anew

The 20-metre-high Mastaba finally realizes the artist and his late wife Jeanne-Claude’s design

As the most expensive railway on earth is built, is art being used as a mouthpiece for power?

The Triforium – Los Angeles’s weirdest and most reviled public artwork – awakes from a long slumber

Thoughts on the difficulties of introducing art into the public realm, following a recent symposium organized by Oslo Pilot

A report from the festival on feminism and public space in Hamburg

Anish Kapoor, Dirty Corner, 2015, exhibition view in the gardens of Versailles shortly after the third attack of vandalism. Courtesy Getty Images

What are the rights of artists when their work  is vandalized?

Fountain dedicated to José Martí, a figurehead of Cuban independence, and the revolutionary leader Abel Santamaría, Santiago de Cuba. All photographs courtesy Matthew Connors

Art historian Andrianna Campbell and photographer Matthew Connors visited Cuba to explore the shifting meaning of political monuments in a new era

Detail of the defaced statue  of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes at  the University of Cape Town  shortly before its removal, 2015. Courtesy Getty Images

Public monuments, Islamic State and contesting the story of the past by Marina Warner

Olaf Metzel, 13.4.1981, 1987, verschiedene Materialien, Installationsansicht, Joachimsthalerstraße/Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, 1987 (courtesy: © Olaf Metzel, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015; Fotografie: © Hans Peter Stiebing, Berlin)

Public art in Germany has a long and fraught history. What is its place today?

Eduardo Paolozzi’s murals at Tottenham Court Road station prior to the recent renovations by Transport for London

The fate of postwar murals in the UK

Marsden Hartley, Painting Number 5, 1914–15. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Public art and the commemoration of World War I