Friday Roundup: Minimalbowl Edition

Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of the public art news roundup.

Keeping it short this week due to exhaustion from continued fighting with what appears to be my house’s own Peeves, whose pranks have been escalating lately. I just don’t have a GOP SCOTUS roadblock rant in me this Friday, although I’m not sure there’s much to say other than just, “come the fuck on.”

Fortunately, in between spats with my house’s electricity and water systems, I found time to rundown the week in public art:

Public art is tied up by red tape in a New Zealand city, the Bay of Plenty Times reports.

Lots of political public art this week. A brown ice sculpture in Michigan, a gun sculpture against gun violence, and another Ai Weiwei situation.

From Hyperallergic, the unsung female muses of New York’s public sculpture.

As usual, we expect a lot from murals.

A look at museums harnessing public space, with well deserved attention to Queens.

A Brooklyn artist is using pigeons for a new piece to assert that “New Yorkers mistakenly think of the city-slicking birds as disease-ridden pests,” and no person ever alive on planet Earth has ever been more wrong about anything.

Plans are in gear for the first art piece created in outer space. Read if only for the ridiculous lede.

A particularly painful story of sculpture vandalism in Massachusetts.

Ever wanted to watch the Superbowl, but without all that damn football playing?

Featured Image: “VS:0.02 [gridiron],” Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl. Source: