March 9, 2015 - Situations - Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now)
March 9, 2015

Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now)

Heather and Ivan Morison, Journée des Barricades,
Wellington, New Zealand, 2008. Photo: Stephen Rowe.

Public Art (Now)
Edited by Claire Doherty

Published by Art / Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers

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Situations, in partnership with publisher Art / Books, the Public Art Agency Sweden, and the European Network of Public Art Producers, announces the publication of Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now), a dynamic new international survey which brings together 40 of the most influential new approaches to public art to have emerged in the past decade. 

The book explores public art as a gathering point and catalyst for change, tracing the ways in which artists are unsettling the time, as well as the space, of public art. Many of the artists featured gather temporary communities of interest around their works rather than targeting specific groups; some intervene within the economic systems that sustain the social order of a place; whilst others use the media as a distribution mechanism for a remote audience. The book examines through strategies of displacement, intervention, disorientation, occupation and perpetuation, the potential of public art to respond to the encroachment of corporate interests on public space, to the diminishing opportunities for social cohesion and freedom of speech, and to expose the invisibility of the displaced and dispossessed in public life. These artists create the capacity for creative illusion—that is, the ability to think and act as if things were different.

Bringing together the most significant artworks in the public realm of the last ten years—from ephemeral interventions to long-term durational projects—this dynamic survey is an essential reference for anyone interested in the ideas, issues and impulses behind progressive public art, and an accessible introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of contemporary art.

Featured artists and producers: Paweł Althamer, Blast Theory, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Martin Creed, Jonas Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand and Caruso St John, Ruth Ewan, Futurefarmers, Cyprien Gaillard, Fernando García-Dory, Theaster Gates, Jochen Gerz, Ahmad Ghossein, Núria Güell, Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF), Alex Hartley, Michael Heizer, Khaled Hourani, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kelley, Deborah Kelly, Myriam Lefkowitz, Maider López, Teresa Margolles, Aleksandra Mir, Gareth Moore, Heather and Ivan Morison, Mosireen, National Theatre Wales and WildWorks, Ahmet Öğüt, Partizaning, Katie Paterson, Susan Philipsz, Poste Restante, Public Movement, Alex Reynolds, Saout Radio, Michael Sailstorfer, Shimabuku and Superflex

Texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg

Designed by Why Not Associates

Orders through Art / Books 

Associated film content with this is tomorrow
Film interviews with the featured artists and curators will be released over the next six months. Visit www.thisistomorrow.info now to view interviews with Ahmet Öğüt, Jochen Gerz and Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers). 

Forthcoming this spring, interviews with Theaster Gates and Susan Philipsz.

Special events 

London
Thursday 16 April, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London, E1 7QX, UK
Nato Thompson, Chief Curator, Creative Time and artist Heather Morison in conversation with Magdalena Malm, Director, Public Art Agency and Claire Doherty, Director, Situations.
Booking essential

Stockholm
Tuesday 28 April
Hosted by Public Art Agency/Statenskonstrad in Stockholm
Further details to be announced shortly. Visit Public Art Agency for further information.

Published by Art / Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden, and the European Network of Public Art Producers, Public Art (Now) is funded by Arts Council England, the European Cultural Programme and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The book forms part of an ongoing programme of events, talks and films produced by Situations in collaboration with the European Network of Public Art Producers, which seeks to advocate for new forms of public art and to improve the conditions and skills for the production of progressive new forms of public art. Follow the blog at www.publicartnow.com. Download and share the New Rules of Public Art.

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