Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question
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Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question
Price
€ 32,95
ISBN
9789085550655
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Paperback
Number of pages
190
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question - 2 Contents - 10 Chapter 1 Introducing geographies of public art: Interrelationships between artwork, public space and beholder - 14 Chapter 2 Deconstructing public artopia: Situating public- art claims within practice - 34 Chapter 3 Does cultural policy matter in public-art production?The Netherlands and Flanders compared,1945–present - 62 Chapter 4 Beyond public artopia: Public art as perceived by its publics - 90 Chapter 5 Engaging geographies of public art: Indwellers, the‘Butt Plug Gnome’ and their locale - 118 Chapter 6 Synthesising geographies of public art: Conclusions and discussion - 144 Publiek kunstbeeld: Kunst in de openbare ruimte in kwestie Nederlandstaligesamenvatting van hoofdresultaten - 164 References - 178 Vita - 193

Martin Zebracki

Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question

This book provides further insight into the interrelationships between artwork, public space and beholder. Public art has been a burgeoning phenomenon across cities in the Western world since the late 1940s. Various axioms have been produced about what public art ‘does’ to people in certain places and times. These axioms mainly originate from those who produce public artworks and those who are involved in public art’s enabling institutional and cultural policy contexts. Until now, public art has hardly been problematised from a geographical perspective. On top of that, little is known about the relationships between art and public space through particularly the perspectives of public art’s publics. This work explicitly includes both a geographical perspective and publics’ experiences of public art.
Author

Martin Zebracki

Martin Zebracki (1984) is a cultural geographer. His current research interests revolve around space and place, public art, representation, identity, power, gender, sexuality, and embodiment. The empirical work presented in this book has been published in Environment and Planning A, Geoforum, GeoJournal and Social & Cultural Geography.