Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning

by Juanita Gnanapragasam Edmonton’s public art scene is thriving. While some artwork like Mural Alley has been influential in beautifying Edmonton’s landscape, other artwork, such as the Talus Dome or “balls”, have become infamous leaving citizens to wonder who decides what is public art in the first place. In this article, we outline what is public art and the steps taken to get public art … Continue reading Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning

An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

by Maja Staka Looking up at the cream-colored blanket which hangs from a few simple threads, you can’t help but  notice the light flickering through the diamond-shaped holes which decorate the woven fabric. For reasons beyond your comprehension, you get lost in its shape: a kind of hypnotic sacred symmetry that just resonates with power. Called “Akohp: A Blanket”, the art piece designed by Tamara … Continue reading An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art