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Gail Simpson

Artist, UW Madison in Madison, WI

Artwork in Public Places

PRESENTED ON APR 12, 2018
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 26

Gail Simpson makes sculpture for public spaces as part of the collaborative team “Actual Size Artworks.” She's committed to the idea of artist as citizen, and she believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. She thinks public spaces should be meaningful, memorable, and dynamic. Her goal is to contribute to the common good by making the built environment more intentional. This presentation includes images of recent permanent and temporary projects.

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Nacho Zamora is a Spanish researcher working on a project called “Solar Artwork," a new kind of artistic creation that makes use of new solar-powered technologies, integrating them into public art and urban landscape projects. In his presentation, he proposes to bring "Solar Artwork" to Dubai. With Dubai's urban nature and unlimited sunshine, it is the perfect candidate for Solar Artwork. (in English)

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Bridging Art and The Public

BY CELIO BARRETO
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 02, 2014

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This Visual Utopia: Limitless Art in the Twin Cities

BY TAMI MILLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Tami Miller, curator at the Krasl Art Center, explores the potential visual utopia that is possible in the small lakeside town of St. Joseph, Michigan. What is possible if the world's great urban art makers enlivened our public spaces and architecture?

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Journeys in Collaborative Art

BY LEA WISE-SURGUY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

Over the last several years artist, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, has been working with the public and experts from multiple fields to create artwork that is only possible because of collaboration. This PK presentation does two things: 1) introduces you to some of the artist's past collaborative art projects, which span the fields of agriculture, biology, and civics and that were all completed or activated by the public; and 2) invites you to join a current collaborative project. 

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Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art

BY GERARD MOTONDI
IN NAIROBI

As a young man growing up in Tabaka village of Kisii County, Gerald Motondi never envisaged that the common soapstone would carve his niche in the world of art. Motondi is actively participating teaching and sharing his love for stone curving and soap stone.

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Public Art In Nashville

BY CAROLINE VINCENT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Caroline Vincent gives us a look at public art in Nashville.

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Art in Public Space with Insitu

BY NEIL BUTLER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

Neil Butler is Artistic Director of UZ Arts. He co-founded Insitu, the pan European network of producers creating cross border cross art form art. His presentation explores how artists in Europe are working with the public to imagine and deliver art in public space.

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"Deus Ex Machina," "Hliehhan," "The Book," and Me

BY JIM JENKINS
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

Commissioned by the Aurora (Illinois) Public Library to produce a piece of public sculpture that illustrates the intersection of art and technology, James G. Jenkins produced three distinct yet related works of art: an outdoor public sculpture, an indoor “time machine / desk,” and a large medieval manuscript-like, artist-made book of collages. The latter work, which the artist describes as “graphplotfictionfacttotems,” illustrates the journey of creation, fabrication, and installation of the artworks at the library. It is an intentional, repetitiously redundant, self-referential echo.

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Public Art and Community Engagement

BY JESSE SALISBURY
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 12, 2018

Jesse Salisbury shares the journey of his art from raw granite to finished art.