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A Companion to Public Art

ISBN: 978-1-118-47534-8
512 pages
June 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Public Art is the only scholarly volume to examine the main issues, theories, and practices of public art on a comprehensive scale.

  • Edited by two distinguished scholars with contributions from art historians, critics, curators, and art administrators, as well as artists themselves
  • Includes 19 essays in four sections: tradition, site, audience, and critical frameworks
  • Covers important topics in the field, including valorizing victims, public art in urban landscapes and on university campuses, the role of digital technologies, jury selection committees, and the intersection of public art and mass media
  • Contains “artist’s philosophy” essays, which address larger questions about an artist’s body of work and the field of public art, by Julian Bonder, eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), John Craig Freeman, Antony Gormley, Suzanne Lacy, Caleb Neelon, Tatzu Nishi, Greg Sholette, and Alan Sonfist.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

A Companion to Public Art: Introduction
Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

I. Traditions

Traditions: Introduction
Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

Artists’ Philosophies

Memory Works

Julian Bonder

Public Art?

Antony Gormley

Natural Phenomena as Public Monuments

Alan Sonfist

Chapter 1: Memorializing the Holocaust
James E. Young

Chapter 2: Chilean Memorials to the Disappeared: Symbolic Reparations and Strategies of Resistance
Marisa Lerer

Chapter 3: Modern Mural Painting in the United States: Shaping Spaces/Shaping Publics
Sally Webster and Sylvia Rohr

Chapter 4: Locating History in Concrete and Bronze: Civic Monuments in Bamako, Mali
Mary Jo Arnoldi

Chapter 5: The Conflation of Heroes and Victims: A New Memorial Paradigm
Harriet F. Senie

II. Site

Site: Introduction
Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

Artists’ Philosophies

Give That Site Some Privacy
eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht)

The Grandiose Artistic Vision of Caleb Neelon
Caleb Neelon

Chapter 6: Sculptural Showdowns: (Re)Siting and (Mis)Remembering in Chicago
Eli Robb

Chapter 7: In the Streets Where We Live
Kate MacNeill

Chapter 8: Powerlands: Land Art as Retribution and Reclamation
Erika Suderburg

Chapter 9: Waterworks: Politics, Public Art and the University Campus
Grant Kester

Chapter 10: Augmented Realities: Digital Art in the Public Sphere
Christiane Paul

III. Audience

Audience: Introduction
Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

Artists’ Philosophies

Practical Strategies: Framing Narratives for Public Pedagogies
Suzanne Lacy

Public Art in a Post-Public World: Complicity with Dark Matter
Gregory Sholette

Chapter 11: Audiences Are People, Too: Social Art Practice as Lived Experience
Mary Jane Jacob

Chapter 12: Contextualizing the Public in Social Practice Projects
Jennifer McGregor and Renee Piechocki

Chapter 13: Art Administrators and Audiences
Charlotte Cohen and Wendy Feuer

Chapter 14: Poll the Jury: The Role of the Panelist in Public Art
Mary M. Tinti

Chapter 15: Participatory Public Art Evaluation: Approaches to Researching Audience Response
Katherine Gressel

IV. Frames

Frames: Introduction
Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

Artists’ Philosophies

The Virtual Sphere Frame: Toward a New Ontology and Epistemology

John Craig Freeman

The Elusive Frame: “Funny,” “Violent” and “Sexy”

Tatzu Nishi

(Interview Conducted by Chieko Kinoshita)

Chapter 16: The Time Frame: Encounters with Ephemeral Public Art
Patricia C. Phillips

Chapter 17: The Memory Frame: Set in Stone, a Dialogue
Amanda Douberley and Paul Druecke

Chapter 18: The Patronage Frame: New York City’s Mayors and the Support of Public Art
Michele H. Bogart

Chapter 19: The Process Frame: Vandalism, Removal, Re-Siting, Destruction
Erika Doss

Chapter 20: The Marketing Frame: Online Corporate Communities and Artistic Intervention
Jonathan Wallis

Chapter 21: The Mass Media Frame: Pranking, Soap Operas and Public Art
Cher Krause Knight

Epilogue
Cameron Cartiere

Index

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