public art


V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017

Culture Shock

Spacefaring from a Leftover Lot

Ellen Babcock takes her work to Off Lomas

The effect of Off Lomas is that it clicks you back into the landscape. Even if you've driven down Lomas a thousand times, suddenly, you see it anew.
V.26 No.2 | 01/12/2017

Event Horizon

Science + Art = Molecool

Friday, Jan 20: Collected Works: Michael Wallace Opening

Featured works include pastels, oils, acrylics, mixed media and electronic media from the earth scientist and creator of the Calabacillas Arroyo public art. Runs through 1/31.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Event Horizon

Anthro on the Streets

Friday, Oct 28: Spreading the Gospel: Graffiti and the Public Space

Learn about the complexities of public representation and contestation among ideological factions in the Balkans. Runs through 10/31.
V.25 No.33 | 8/18/2016

Culture Shock

Mosaic Arts Program Leads the Way

Public art involves youth in the art community

Public art involves youth in the art community, writes Alibi editorial staffer Monica Schmitt.
geodude near mosaics

Art Scenester

On the Hunt

Pokémon Go leads players to culture

Pokémon Go leads players to culture!
V.25 No.17 | 04/28/2016
The Daily Show
The Daily Show

Arts

Inundated with the Arts Section

Immerse Yourself

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to two artists visiting (or soon-to-be visiting) Albuquerque: Jess X. Chen and Gregg Deal.

Jess X. Chen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose mediums include video, mural work, paintings and poetry. She will be visiting the Tannex with Demian DinéYazhi as part of their joint poetry tour: Solastalgia.

Here is where I will begin to flood you with an immersive multimedia experience. Not only can you read interviews (that I got to conduct (!) *straightens tie*) in upcoming issues of the Alibi, but you can watch these artists speak out on important issues on alternately funny and cerebral platforms.

Jess X. Chen recently delivered her first TED Talk about migration as imagination. Enriched by her poetry, her talk is visceral and powerful.

I also had the pleasure of speaking with Gregg Deal, an artist from Colorado who not only premiered his first short film at last weekend's Rezilience, but threw up a mural at the Peace and Justice Center of Leonard Peltier.

Gregg works in a multitude of public art mediums--murals, performance art and more. His works are visual pieces of activism and always express his Indigenous heritage. He is an outspoken critic of the Washington Redskins racist mascot and participated in a great, biting panel for The Daily Show on the topic.

You can watch both of these artists do their things in the videos above.

You can also watch Jess X. Chen perform her poetry on Monday, May 9 (along with Demian! And a performance by the brilliant Discotays) and also get thee to the Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard Dr. SE) to see Gregg's mural on the west facing wall. Inside, you can buy shirts with the same images, the proceeds from which will go to the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.

V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016
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Event Horizon

Water Shoes Not Required

Sunday, Apr 17: Down in the Bosque Opening Reception and Talk

Artist Alan Paine Radebaugh discusses his work.
V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015
workingclassroom.org

Alibi Picks

Out with the Old

"Resilience" Mural Dedication Party & Film Screening

Celebrate the completion of phase 1 of Albuquerque's largest mural with food trucks, music and the premiere of the mural documentary.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Nkazi Sinandile and her granddaughter Thandiwe
photos by Littleglobe

Arts Feature

From War Zone to Melting Pot

How the International District reinvents itself through art

ID Live! features the stories of International District residents told through art in all its forms, including sculpture, painting, mosaic, writing, photography, film and performance.
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V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
View all of the city’s public art here.

Council Bite

Bikes, Art and Green Cars

Without a word and in less than a blink of an eye, councilors paid $626,000 to three law firms for defense of the city in pending litigation. The shell-out was among dozens of other items on the consent agenda at the short April 4 meeting.

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V.19 No.44 | 11/4/2010
Cadillac Ranch
John Bear

Culture Shock

A Place for People to Stop and Write

I had the opportunity—or misfortune, depending on how you look at it—to visit the jewel of the Texas Panhandle: Amarillo. I was meeting a friend from Oklahoma so we could take in some North Texas culture.

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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010

Culture Shock

One of the coolest things about being me is the amount of stuff people tell me. Sometimes it’s off the record, even though it’s not juicy/verifiable/interesting enough to be on the record. Occasionally the gossip is so good the whole down-low thing makes me want to scream. Most of the time the information I get is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes and totally shareable. Generally, this kind of stuff is sent via e-mail with the words “for immediate release” in big, bold and sometimes italic letters at the top. It’s maybe not the most exciting, but some of those e-mails actually include the interesting stuff. Let’s open the vault.

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V.19 No.1 | 1/7/2010

Council Watch

No-Bid Business

The Council clicked its way through business at the Monday, Jan. 4 meeting. New Councilors Michael Cook and Dan Lewis are still keeping pretty quiet but are starting to ask questions and express opinions.

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