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The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm

Edited by: Cameron Cartiere , Leon Tan

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138325302
eBook ISBN: 9780429450471
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This multidisciplinary companion offers a comprehensive overview of the global arena of public art.

It is organised around four distinct topics: activation, social justice, memory and identity, and ecology, with a final chapter mapping significant works of public and social practice art around the world between 2008 and 2018. The thematic approach brings into view similarities and differences in the recent globalisation of public art practices, while the multidisciplinary emphasis allows for a consideration of the complex outcomes and consequences of such practices, as they engage different disciplines and communities and affect a diversity of audiences beyond the existing 'art world'. The book will highlight an international selection of artist projects that illustrate the themes.

This book will be of interest to scholars in contemporary art, art history, urban studies, and museum studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Expanding Our Collective Imagination Through Public Art and Social Practice Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Towards a Public of ‘the Otherwise’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Japan’s Rural Art Festivals Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Shaking the Snow Globe and Changing the City Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Political Art and Metaphoric Exchange Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gardens and Grains Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ACT Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Art as Protest Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Participation Problematises Download PDF
Chapter  10:  As If Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Quiet Gestures, Gift Exchange, and Public Formations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Surviving Institutionalised Care Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Suspended Memory Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Double Act of Flower Time  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  (In)famous Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Public Art, Cultural Identity, and the River of Oblivion Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Luanda’s Emotional Geography Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Imaginary Institution of Place Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Battle of Public Sculptures Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Public Art, Gentrification, and the Preservation of Black and Brown Urban Identity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Digging in the World Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Landscape, Eco-Arts Practice, and Digital Technology in the Public Art Realm Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Changing Space Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ensemble Practices Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Public Art Visions and Possibilities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  A Compass Rose for the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  27:  In the Time of Art with Policy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Harrisons’ Practice in the Context of Global Environmental Policy and Politics from the 1960s to 2019 Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mapping Art in the Public Realm 2008–2018 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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