The Art of Public Space

The Art of Public Space

Author: Kim Gurney

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137436891

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Is there something compelling that a series of cutting-edge art interventions exploring public space in Johannesburg can tell us about cities, imagination and the public sphere? Kim Gurney reflects upon New Imaginaries to explore the connection: curated through walking and the poetics of migration; via gaming, punk technologies and play; and performance art activating transport lines. The projects link city space to the public sphere to render otherwise illegible urban forms and flows. In so doing, they suggest public space as common space instead, public art towards an art of the commons. This musically inflected book includes a snapshot of recent performance art in central Johannesburg, a silo-breaking chapter on artists and uncertainty and a closing track to place the author in situ. The account ultimately positions itself as a public policy riposte in favour of economic invisibility- that art counts even when it cannot be counted.
The Art of Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Kim Gurney
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-27 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Is there something compelling that a series of cutting-edge art interventions exploring public space in Johannesburg can tell us about cities, imagination and the public sphere? Kim Gurney reflects upon New Imaginaries to explore the connection: curated through walking and the poetics of migration; via gaming, punk technologies and play;
The Uses of Art in Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape its production,
The Art of Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Kim Gurney
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-27 - Publisher: Springer

A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere- through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons in which imagination is all-important.
The Uses of Art in Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape its production,
Art, Space and the City
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Malcolm Miles
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Public art - the making, management and mediation of art outside its conventional location in museums and galleries, and the livable city - a concept involving user-centred strategies for urban planning and design, are both socially produced but have emerged from different fields and tend to be discussed in isolation.