Public Art

A three-hour flight west of Lisbon, a setting of emerald landscapes and panoramic ocean views backdrops this annual Summer project 

By Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva

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

By David Balzer

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?

By Tom Jeffreys

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

By Evan Moffitt

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

By Harry Thorne

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

By Chloe Stead
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?

By Daniel McClean
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

By Andrianna Campbell
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

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?

By Dominikus Müller
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

By Brian Dillon