Photo: courtesy Handel Architects

New York’s 9/11 memorial had a tragic flaw. Here’s the plan to fix it

According to Alice Greenwald, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the new memorial is designed to commemorate those losses–and the continued suffering of the tens of thousands who are now ill from 9/11-related illnesses.

America picked artist Martin Puryear’s work for the Venice Biennale — and he’s everything America is not

When Puryear was chosen last summer to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale, it was a relief to know that the selection process was apparently uncorrupted, even if the State Department was in shambles and the tenor of American foreign policy had grown capricious and bellicose.

Martin Puryear, Swallowed Sun (Monstrance and Volute), Venice Biennale 2019

Martin Puryear (American, b. 1941) will represent the United States at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Puryear is recognized for a fiercely independent visual language of object making that has developed over a half-century, and for a sculptural practice that has influenced generations of artists.

A First Look at ‘Liberty,’ Martin Puryear’s Exhibition for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

“Liberty/Libertà” is the title of Martin Puryear’s exhibition for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year, which officially opens today. The name anticipates the political reading that is inevitable in this show about national representation at a time when that subject is particularly fraught, and it contains many charged historical references, particularly to Black political history.

A curving line of steel in the sky to mark Moscone Center expansion

When Christine Corday was named a finalist in the public art competition for the Moscone Center expansion, she did not have the six months that the other two finalists were given, and she did not even have the opportunity to visit the site, near the corner of Fourth and Howard streets.

Jon Stewart, Michael Arad, and Others Talk About the Meaning of the Newly Unveiled Design for the 9/11 Memorial Glade

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has unveiled plans for a new on-site memorial dedicated to those rescue and workers who have suffered health problems or died after being exposed to toxic chemicals from the World Trade Center.
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Letter from FAPE

Letter from FAPE, regarding "Connections" installation by KC Fabrications.
Jose-Marti

José Martí rides again in Havana thanks to American donations and a famous statue

José Martí rides again in Havana thanks to American donations and a famous statue.

US Embassy's new sculpture in Beijing aims to connect

Connecting, a monumental sculpture specifically designed for the United States Embassy in Beijing by Martin Puryear, was officially unveiled at the embassy on May 8.
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Dan Colen on His Rollicking, Career-Spanning Show at Damien Hirst’s Gallery in London

“I saw the flag on the New York Thruway, and I called up the flag company to see if I could get one,” Colen explained. “Then we had the concrete block that it’s supposed to be set in, and the flagpole. I tried to stage it in 2010, but it just wouldn’t work.”