Public Art

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Few topics in the visual arts have created such controversy in recent years as the debate surrounding the significance and potential of public art. Public Art was published in a bilingual edition in 2001 and quickly sold out. In this new English edition of the handbook over sixty curators, art historians, and artists -- including Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Walter Grasskamp, Jenny Holzer, Ilya Kabakov, Florian Matzner, and Richard Serra -- take a critical look at this theme: the result is a fascinating compendium...
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2004 Softcover Good Few topics in the visual arts have created such controversy as the debate surrounding the significance and the potential of public art. In this handbook, ... over 50 authors take a critical look at this theme. Chapters cover art and the city, art and architecture, art and history, art and society, art and the exhibition, and art and the public. Now in Paperback Everyone is an artist....I am really convinced that humankind will not survive without having realized the social body, the social order, into an artwork. --Joseph Beuys Few topics in the visual arts in recent years have created such controversy as the debate surrounding the significance and potential of public art. In this massive book, over 50 authors take a critical look at the theme; the result is a fascinating compendium of opinions and statements, experiences and reports. The wide-ranging material by curators, art historians and artists--including Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Hor Read more Show Less

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Overview

Few topics in the visual arts have created such controversy in recent years as the debate surrounding the significance and potential of public art. Public Art was published in a bilingual edition in 2001 and quickly sold out. In this new English edition of the handbook over sixty curators, art historians, and artists -- including Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Walter Grasskamp, Jenny Holzer, Ilya Kabakov, Florian Matzner, and Richard Serra -- take a critical look at this theme: the result is a fascinating compendium of opinions, statements, and reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783775791489
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 10
Art and the City
Public Space in Contemporary City 18
Leaving Home--Notes on Insertions into the Public 28
Flashbacks, 1991 34
Two Very Beautiful Things That You Might Encounter in the City 42
Art in Space 46
The Public Art of AVL-Ville 54
Public Art and the City 66
A Few Samples 72
What, why, wherefore 80
Art and Architecture
"Try again, fail again, fail better" 86
Art--Architecture--City--Politics A Conversation with Jerome Sans 100
The Patron, or The Fear of Lonely Decisions 110
"Let's meet by the artwork in front of the LZB"--A Public Art Project 116
Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of Bureaucracy and Power 126
Art and the Public Space--Art and Architecture 140
Evolving Collaboration--Herzog & de Meuron and Remy Zaugg 146
Four Projects, 1999-2001 154
Art and History
What Is It about Public Sculpture and the Past? 162
Art, the Public Space, Pleasure, and Criticism 168
Public Project, or The Spirit of a Place 174
Public Text 188
Contribution to the D&S Ausstellung, Hamburg 1989 198
Until You Find Another Yellow Schwalbe--A Photo Series by Gabriel Orozco 204
Public Sights 212
Eduardo Chillida's Tolerancia of 1992--Architectural Sculpture as a Mounment of Ideas 220
"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us" Rachel Whiteread's Holocaust Memorial 228
Four Statements, February 2000 246
Art and Society
As the Artist Is Part of the Public ... 256
Modern Life and Quasi-Religion 258
Beckmann's Bathing Cubicle 268
Horse Sense and Cucumber Salad 276
The Only Thing We Have in Common Is That We Are Different 282
Notes on the Art and the Public 286
"And, it's a pleasure ..."/The Laboratory of Public Space 290
Art in Hospitals 298
Siting Reciting/Ort Erortern 306
Blind/Hide--The Mobile Birding Unit 316
Art and the Exhibition
Art in the City--An Italian-German Tale 324
Searching the Street 342
Two Projects, 1987 and 1997 346
"It's all been said--but not by everyone!" A Conversation with Florian Matzner in Munich, January 2001 350
Two Projects, 1999 356
The Age of the Curators 360
Art in the Public Space, Art and Architecture, Artists and Architects A Conversation with Ulrike Groos in Saint Gall, March 2001 364
"Why don't we do it in the road--no one will be watching us--why don't we do it in the road?" 372
Monsieur Jacques, 1956 ... 380
Art and the Public
A little Conversational Lexicon ... 384
Outside Whoosh, Inside Inconspicuous--Demands upon Art in the Public Space 400
From Official Art to Day-Trip Destination Public Art Reflected in the Media and Opinion Polls 406
On the "Publicness" of Public Art and the Limits of the Possible 414
Interview with Daniel Buren, 1997 422
From Claudia Schiffer (H&M) and Oliviero Toscani (Benetton) to BILD 432
The Right Time--On Using Work Materials in the Public 440
"This responds ..." 452
Appendix
Index of Artists 456
Index of Authors 458
Text, Translation, and Photo Credits 460
Acknowledgments 462
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