Application are now CLOSED for TEMPO 2019 cycle.
Seven proposals were recommended for commissions to be sited at various library branches August 25 to November 7. Artworks will be re-installed in Edward Rendon Sr. Park for East Austin Studio Tours from November 8 to 30.
Recommended Finalists are:
Michael Mendoza + Jeff Grauzer + Courtney Bee Peterson
An initiative of the Art in Public Places Program, TEMPO brings temporary public artwork to sites throughout Austin to enrich civic dialogue,cultivate tourism, and activate public spaces in unexpected ways.The annual program commissions artists to create installations in a range of media that explore themes suitable for the outdoor environment.
Click here for the 2018 video showcase
Click here for project descriptions and locations.
Coming Soon! TEMPO 2D 2019
In 2018, TEMPO expanded to include wall-based artwork! Through the TEMPO 2D program, twelve local artists were selected to create hand-painted murals, vinyl adhesive artwork, and fiber art at locations across Austin including public parks, the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, and other high-profile locales. In October 2019, ten new artists will create all new works!
Click here for 2018 project descriptions and locations.
TEMPO 2D 2018 awarded artists:
Matthew Briar Bonifacio (Bolm Road)
Lance Bradley (Mabel Davis Skate Park and Pool)
Show Goat Mural Works (Eiland/Moss BMX/Skate Park)
Kel Brown (Rosewood Neighborhood Park)
Veronica Ceci aka Flash Collective (30th and N. Lamar)
Rebecca Harrell (Jamie Odom Gazebo)
Jonathan 'Chaka' Mahone (Austin Public)
Jesse Melanson (Austin Nature and Science Center)
Christine Angelone and Alexander Bingham (Wood Hollow Drive)
Luis Angulo (Barton Springs Road)
Adreon Henry (Bartholomew Pool)
Rakhee Jain Desai (Austin Bergstrom International Airport)
Another expansion of the TEMPO program this year is TEMPO Refresh, an initiative through which an artist has re-imagined an existing work in the AIPP collection. For the inaugural year of this pilot program, artist Laurie Frick has created an installation on top of and around artist Carl Trominski’s Moments--an artwork comprised of "blue signs" sited on the Lamar Bridge Underpass. The work was chosen to mark and celebrate Moments' 15th anniversary and because Moments is one of the most discussed artworks in the City's collection. Trominski has been supportive of the concept from the beginning, and generously stated, “I am totally open to a temporary artwork intervention for Moments. This project was a great opportunity for me at the time and I'm happy that it can continue to provide opportunity to others today.”
Laurie is an artist who explores data through her artwork, revealing the people behind the numbers. Proposing to re-paint the walls of the Lamar Boulevard Underpass in vibrant color, her murals highlight why visitors come to Austin and what they do when they get here. The artwork is expected to remain in place until September 2019.
Artist rendering of 2018 TEMPO Refresh project
TEMPO 2018 is completed. For the 2018 cycle, ten artists were selected to create installations for each of the City’s council districts. A collective exhibition of all the works, TEMPO Convergence, will be hosted at Edward Rendon Sr. Park as part of the East Austin Studio Tour, November 10-18, 2018.
TEMPO 2018 awarded artists:
Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen
Clare van Montfrans and Elizabeth Farrell
Nathan Nordstrom and Peter Krsko
Guided and self-guided tours for TEMPO and TEMPO Convergence will be held at the times and locations listed below:
TEMPO Convergence Guided Tours
(Participants to meet at the Camacho Activity Center parking lot, 34 Robert T Martinez Jr St. Parking is free but limited.)
November 10 at 11 am - Saturday Strut Opening event
November 14 at 4 pm – Art Dog Walk with Austin Animal Center
November18 at 4 pm - Sunday Stroll Closing Event
2018 TEMPO INSTALLATION VIDEO PLAYLIST