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Kara Walker on Domino Demolition: ‘It Makes Me Very Sad’

Kara Walker, study, 2014. (Courtesy the artist/Creative Time)

Public art installations come and go. The transience of such works—projects like Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument in the Bronx or the flashy site-specific sculptures that pop up like perennials in Madison Square Park—fuels their energy and their urgency. The impermanence of these pieces is what makes us look at them harder, knowing that they’ll soon be gone. It’s rare, though, that the entire setting of a public artwork is also doomed to disappear.  Read More

Awards

Creative Time’s 2013 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change to Khaled Hourani and Laurie Jo Reynolds

A still from the video for Hourani’s 'Picasso in Palestine,' 2011. (Courtesy the artist)

Artists Khaled Hourani and Laurie Jo Reynolds have been named the winners of the 2013 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, an annual award presented each year at the Creative Time Summit. This year’s prize comes with a $15,000 award for each artist, and will be given at the Summit in New York on Oct. 26 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Arts. Read More

Discourse

Creative Time Taps Lucy Lippard, Rebecca Solnit as 2013 Summit Keynote Speakers

Lippard. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

You can now mark your calendars. The fifth annual Creative Time Summit, which convenes an international group of intellectuals of every stripe for two days of talks and discussions, has been set for Oct. 25 and 26 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University, where it was held last year. The keynote speakers this time are Lucy Luppard and Rebecca Solnit. Read More

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Nick Cave’s Herd of Horses Hits Grand Central

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Dancing half-horses.

Fifteen sculptural horses look at the center of Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall from either end, confronting commuters in the middle with arresting, eyeless stares. Their colorful raffia bodies rest on sawhorses, allowing viewers to study their black fabric faces, which are embroidered with exotic designs. They came alive for the first time yesterday, their shaggy Read More

Awards

Creative Time’s $25,000 Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change Goes to Fernando García-Dory

García-Dory. (Courtesy Creative Time)

At the Creative Time Summit earlier this afternoon at New York University, Creative Time’s director, Anne Pasternak, presented its annual $25,000 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, which aims to honor someone who “has committed his or her life’s work to promoting social justice in surprising and profound ways,” to artist and activist Fernando García-Dory. He’s also an agroecologist. Read More

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On New Creative Time Website, Artists Report From Around the World

TK (Courtesy Creative Time)

Walking through Zefta hospital, in El Gharbeya, Egypt, outside Cairo, a man points to a filthy sink and shower stall. A few minutes later he says, “Look at the treatment Egyptians get. It’s inhumane!” This is a documentary film about healthcare conditions in Egypt, by the artist collective Mosireen, and as of this evening in New York, it will be viewable on a new website called Creative Time Reports from New York–based public art organization Creative Time. Read More