The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program, part of the Cultural Arts Division, got the bright idea about six years ago to enhance its focus on public artwork with TEMPO: a program of thought-provoking works by local artists that transform city spaces and catalyze community engagement—movable and exhibited in public spaces around the city for a limited amount of time. It’s a sort of pulse-checking, if you will.
This year, the program is more robust than ever and features more artworks than in any previous year. In addition to the usual 10 installation pieces that will be viewable in every central-city council district, it sponsors Tempo 2D—a mural program—and, for the first time, Tempo Refresh, a project focused on rethinking and reinventing existing public works to speak to the current the city’s current state and mood.
The map here is of a mix of all three projects, in order from north to south. Descriptions are quoted directly from TEMPO materials. Immerse yourselves!Read More