For 25 years, Brookfield Office Properties, one of Houston’s biggest downtown landlords, has run a program called Art Set Free wherein the company places artworks in the premier office buildings in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney, helping expose the office tower set to sculpture, painting, performance and video art for free.
To celebrate a quarter century of making office tower life more inspired, the Houston Chronicle reports that Brookfield has compiled a a slideshow of work that artists submitted to the company through social media with the hashtag #artsetfree. In a real thinking-out-of-the-box move, the selected works, called the Best of Art Set Free—some 7000 images from 1000 artists from 40 countries—will be displayed on a video monitor in the lobby of One Allen Center in Houston and in all office spaces around the world.
also by Lucia Simek
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