Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Permanently

A long-term return of the beloved outdoor installation

We have been following light artist Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights exhibition since its announcement back in 2011. Villareal succeeded—magnificently—in setting San Francisco’s iconic Bay Bridge aglow in March 2013. The visceral, undulating art piece remained in place for two years. Now, The Bay Lights will return (on 30 January at 7:25PM PST) and they will remain on—at the request of the State of California—from …

Inside London’s Frieze Art Fair 2015

Immersive works inspired by the annual event itself

Londons annual art extravaganza, Frieze, is currently drawing art-hungry crowds to the beautiful Regents Park in the city center. Always a fun, impressive fair, this years Frieze featured an unusual number of works that were inspired by the space they’re in, which was designed by Londons Universal Design Studio. Rachel Rose, last years winner of the Frieze Artist Award, contributed one of the best immersive …

JR + Takao Shiraishi in Fukushima

A site-specific collaboration keeps the world emotionally connected to the post-disaster area

by Marie Salom Peyronnel In addition to winning the 2011 TED Prize, JR‘s acclaim has grown after showings at Galerie Perrotin, the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale. Outside of traditional bounds of the art world, the artist has made an equivocal impact in the favelas of Rio, in Ellis Island’s abandoned hospital and on the Separation Wall in Israel. Four years after a 9.0 …