Last year HENSE was commissioned to transform an abandoned church into art installation. The building is located directly across the street from a planned 20,000 sqft museum that will house the Rubell’s collection of art and a newly planned hotel.
Shelley Miller is a Montreal-based artist whose installations, sculptures and public works have been exhibited across Canada as well as India and Brazil. She earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997 (Calgary, AB) and a Masters in Fine Arts from Concordia University in 2001 (Montreal, QC). She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec and the Commonwealth Foundation. Much of her work is situated in public spaces, in both ephemeral form and in permanent materials.
While art viewed inside the confines of a museum’s walls will always have its place, public outdoor art installations are truly inspiring, giving viewers a broader sensory experience. These three-dimensional works are often site-specific, meaning they were created for that particular place. Today, we’ve rounded up ten recent favorites that were each made with the viewer in mind. While some of them were intentionally created for public interaction, others are just meant to be enjoyed from a more distant view.
David Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1987. He’s a self-taught artist with a B.A. in Creative Writing and English Language from the Residential College of the University of Michigan.
Since 1997 Brazilian artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga has been turning haphazard, porous, or cracked surfaces into bizarre, misshapen faces in his unique style of street art portraiture. His site-specific paintings have appeared around the world this year in places like Senegal, Portugal, Berlin, Amsterdam and of course his native Brazil, and he’s also known for much more elaborate and polished graffiti murals. You can see much more of his work over onFlickr, and if you liked this also check out the work of Nomerz.