Magic Carpet and OPEN AIR in CODAawards Top 100

Two Association for Public Art (aPA) projects have been recognized by CODAawards! Candy Coated’s Magic Carpet (18th row) and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR (22nd row) have been selected for the CODAawards top 100 world-wide best collaborative work in design + art.

Both artworks are in the running for CODAawards’ 2015 People’s Choice.

Cast your vote by July 2nd! [Voting has been closed. Thank you to all who participated.]

Related Artworks


Magic Carpet


by Candy Coated (b. 1970)

The Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For summer 2014, artist Candy Coated temporarily transformed The Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art into a magical environment of color, pattern, illusion, and movement.




by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st and 24th Streets

Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich tradition of democracy and respect for free speech, “OPEN AIR” transformed Philadelphia’s night sky with 24 powerful robotic searchlights that were directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations.

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