Fort Worth Public Art is pleased to present new groundbreaking public artworks by two internationally acclaimed new media artists: Los Angeles-based artist Refik Anadol and Rome- and London-based artist Quayola. These large-scale new media installations will premiere as the first of four major public art projects across Fort Worth, a project coinciding with FWPA’s 20th anniversary year, continuing Fort Worth’s long history of supporting the arts and showcasing its dedication to promoting innovation and technology.
To celebrate the unveiling of these artworks, the Arts Council of Fort Worth and AURORA are partnering to organize a supporting exhibition, which will run throughout the duration of Anadol and Quayola’s presentations. Fort Worth-based creative entrepreneur, scholar, and curator Lauren Cross, Ph.D., will select works by North Texas artists who work with technology-based art.
Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference. For more information on how to connect please see the agenda, attached below.
Local artist Kris Pierce installed a series of three permanent sculptural plinths in the courtyard of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in November 2019, providing a new temporary outdoor sculpture exhibitions organized by the Arts Council of Fort Worth:
An extension of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center galleries, the Sheila & Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery provides a venue to temporarily exhibit contemporary sculptural artwork in a prominent outdoor setting in one of the most architecturally significant Cultural Districts in the United States.
This program builds on the legacy of outdoor sculpture exhibitions at museums in the Cultural District while exploring relevant themes and issues while acting as a catalyst for conversations about art and community issues. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Exhibitions Manager invited a select group of young artists to submit proposals for the inaugural Sheila & Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery. Two artists were selected to exhibit for one year. Each artist was chosen based on artistic merit, conceptual strength, and each artist’s ability to address relevant social and cultural issues.
Learn about the inaugural exhibition by visiting the Fort Worth Community Arts Center website.