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A companion to public art

A companion to public art

Knight, Cher Krause, editor; Senie, Harriet. editor

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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Published Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Edited by Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
ISBN: 1118475356, 9781118475324, 9781118475355
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Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: Public art.; Architecture and Planning.; Theory of art; History of art


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Notes on Contributors
  3. A Companion to Public Art: Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
  4. I. Traditions
  5. Traditions: Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
  6. Artists’ Philosophies
  7. Memory Works
  8. Julian Bonder
  9. Public Art?
  10. Antony Gormley
  11. Natural Phenomena as Public Monuments
  12. Alan Sonfist
  13. Memorializing the Holocaust James E. Young
  14. Chilean Memorials to the Disappeared: Symbolic Reparations and Strategies of Resistance Marisa Lerer
  15. Modern Mural Painting in the United States: Shaping Spaces/Shaping Publics Sally Webster and Sylvia Rohr
  16. Locating History in Concrete and Bronze: Civic Monuments in Bamako, Mali Mary Jo Arnoldi
  17. The Conflation of Heroes and Victims: A New Memorial Paradigm Harriet F. Senie
  18. II. Site
  19. Site: Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
  20. Artists’ Philosophies
  21. Give That Site Some Privacy eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht)
  22. The Grandiose Artistic Vision of Caleb Neelon Caleb Neelon
  23. Sculptural Showdowns: (Re)Siting and (Mis)Remembering in Chicago Eli Robb
  24. In the Streets Where We Live Kate MacNeill
  25. Powerlands: Land Art as Retribution and Reclamation Erika Suderburg
  26. Waterworks: Politics, Public Art and the University Campus Grant Kester
  27. Augmented Realities: Digital Art in the Public Sphere Christiane Paul
  28. III. Audience
  29. Audience: Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
  30. Artists’ Philosophies
  31. Practical Strategies: Framing Narratives for Public Pedagogies Suzanne Lacy
  32. Public Art in a Post-Public World: Complicity with Dark Matter Gregory Sholette
  33. Audiences Are People, Too: Social Art Practice as Lived Experience Mary Jane Jacob
  34. Contextualizing the Public in Social Practice Projects Jennifer McGregor and Renee Piechocki
  35. Art Administrators and Audiences Charlotte Cohen and Wendy Feuer
  36. Poll the Jury: The Role of the Panelist in Public Art Mary M. Tinti
  37. Participatory Public Art Evaluation: Approaches to Researching Audience Response Katherine Gressel
  38. IV. Frames
  39. Frames: Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
  40. Artists’ Philosophies
  41. The Virtual Sphere Frame: Toward a New Ontology and Epistemology
  42. John Craig Freeman
  43. The Elusive Frame: “Funny,” “Violent” and “Sexy”
  44. Tatzu Nishi
  45. (Interview Conducted by Chieko Kinoshita)
  46. The Time Frame: Encounters with Ephemeral Public Art Patricia C. Phillips
  47. The Memory Frame: Set in Stone, a Dialogue Amanda Douberley and Paul Druecke
  48. The Patronage Frame: New York City’s Mayors and the Support of Public Art Michele H. Bogart
  49. The Process Frame: Vandalism, Removal, Re-Siting, Destruction Erika Doss
  50. The Marketing Frame: Online Corporate Communities and Artistic Intervention Jonathan Wallis
  51. The Mass Media Frame: Pranking, Soap Operas and Public Art Cher Krause Knight
  52. Epilogue Cameron Cartiere
  53. Index