Friday Roundup: Saturday Edition

Happy Saturday, and welcome to a belated edition of the public art news roundup.

This week started with one of the most distracting news Mondays in recent memory (see: pizza rat, piggate), then stayed distracting all through the #popein road trip of America, and into Friday when Boehner jumped ship. Since I was writing about NYC zoning regulations for most of that time – thrilling stuff, if you’re an urban space nerd like me, but doesn’t research itself – these have been a trying few days.

So let’s get to the roundup.

An affordable housing project for artists opens in East Harlem today.

Minneapolis’ City Council unanimously approved a percent for art ordinance yesterday. See Site Specific‘s earlier coverage here.

From Acid Rain, a look at public art hung from a laundry line in Ridgewood, Queens. (NOT a typo, Ridgewood is NOT in Brooklyn.)

Protest art is popping up in Boston’s Chinatown in response to resident displacement, via the Artery.

The Boston Globe has some great pictures of JR’s new piece on the Hancock building, his first in New England.

Artist Sergey Gornushkin gives a concise and compelling argument for public art in this interview with the San Diego Union Tribune. CTRL-F “role and importance of public art.”

Featured image: Jessica Rinaldi for the Boston Globe