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Public Address is a platform for wide-ranging discussion of innovative projects, and practices.

Contemporary art is increasingly “untethered” and moves from the white cube of the gallery to any site – including the virtual – to engage the public in its own realm. Public art is an ever-expanding field of inquiry, with artists of all stripes exploring the public realm. Beyond murals, monuments, memorials (and the occasional mime) public art has become a vibrant and engaging practice. From the spectacular to the quotidian, permanent to ephemeral, sited to virtual, material to performative, conceptual to cinematic, we believe there are unprecedented opportunities for new art practices in our shared environment. This is the critical focus of Public Address.

Roppongi Art Night

Author
mediachef
Post
04.2.2009

"Roppongi Art Night" “The overall idea seemed to be to make as strange a playground as possible and to put things in unlikely spots, to do things you didn’t think possible.”

Mapping architectural facades made easy(web)

Author
mediachef
Post
04.1.2009

I guess the lack of information, at least in English, is intended to make the potential client think it is magic that only Easyweb can deploy, and not think about the erasure of message into style, especially when compared to its its pioneering antecedents (which look oddly familiar), or how soon the technology will become commonplace and/or replaced by the next next thing.

Public art for public transport

Author
mediachef
Post
03.29.2009

Mike and Doug Starn’s See It Split, See It Change opened with the NYC South Ferry in January. From the entrance, a 20-foot wide, floor-to-ceiling marble mosaic map of the island of Manhattan extends down the stairs to the platform, inspired by an 1886 map of the tip of Manhattan from the United States Census Bureau. Curved floor-to-ceiling glass walls laced with silhouettes based on photographs of nearby Battery Park trees line the concourse. The installation is made from 425 glass panels that measure 14″ by 28″ each and includes many

Forecast annouces 2009 grantees!

Author
Forecaster2
Post
03.18.2009

Forecast Public Artworks, the 30-year-old independent public art agency, proudly announces its
19th round of grants to Minnesota artists for exploration of public art. Forecasts artist grants, funded by Jerome Foundation, annually support emerging and early career visual artists pursuing the public realm as a venue for creative expression.

From agonism to the agoratic?

Author
mediachef
Post
02.12.2009

“Today our ideas on public art are no longer fixated on official art and State mythology, and monuments. The vision of what public space is has been radically transformed – so that, when artists intervene in the public domain, they are not making objects such as statuary, but are reflecting on and engaging with the larger social and political processes that govern the area they are working in, the neighbourhood or community with which they have formed a working relationship or an empathetic alliance.”–Nancy Adajania, Public Art? Activating the Agoratic Condition

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