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Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                     Les...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                       L...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
Course of Site Specific Public Art                                                                                        ...
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  1. 1. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 FOUNDATION: NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART case histories from Suzanne Lacy essay 1 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  2. 2. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE Instructions to follow the course: -blog art-as-playground.blogspot.com Facebook page: Course of site specific public art Politecnico di Milano- Campus Piacenza #publicartpiacenza I send you a reading in pdf format. This is my adress: ornellacostanzopolipc@gmail.com 2 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  3. 3. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART We might describe this as “new genre public art” to distinguish it in both form and intention from what has been called “public art”- a term used for the past twenty-five years to describe sculpture adn installations sited in public spaces. Unlike much of what has heretofore been called public art, new genre public art-visual art that uses both traditional and nontraditional media to communicate and interact with a broad and diversified audience about issues directly relevant to their lives- is based on engagement. Lacy; Mapping the terrain, new genre public art, p. 19 3 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  4. 4. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART Proponents of new genre public art favor temporary rather than permanent projects that engage their audience, particularly groups considered marginalized, as active participants in the conceptualization and production of process-oriented, politically conscious community events or programs. Kwon, One place after another: site specific art and location identity, p.6 4 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  5. 5. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART -Dealing with most profound issues of our time: toxic waste, race relations, homelessness, cultural identity etc. - Public strategies and audience engagement important part of an aesthetic language -Use of both traditional and unconventional media to interact with the public - New genre artists: their work is considered under other labels such as political, performance or media art and both art and society agendas were unexplored by art criticism. 5 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  6. 6. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART -Alternative history of public art: development of various vanguard groups such as feminist, ethnic, marxist and media artist. Activism in general. - They have in common: leftist politics, social activism, redefined audiences, relevance for communities and collaborative methodology. -Art in a public interest: challenge to the galleries and museum. P.25 Allan Kaprow statement. - The personal is political: slogan of feminist art movement, meaning that personal revelation, through art, could be political tool. P. 27 6 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  7. 7. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 AROUND A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART The current discourse on public art is due to marginalized artists of last decades: a call to action p.31. Artist responsibility: desire for a more connected role of artists. The distance between art and society is one of the topic. P. 33 Collaborative practice: the relationship is the artwork. To overcome the dualism of self: between the self and the others and private and public part of self. p. 36 Engage multiple audience: viewer, create a participant, or find a collaborator. 7 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  8. 8. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART The big challenge is: how to develop a public art that acknowledges, supports and enriches the differences while at the same time discovering how the differences contribute to an idea of public life, a kind of common ground. P. 39 New roles for artists: use of artwork in the social context and the roles of the artist as an actor in the public sector. Pedagogical nature of art : artist as educator connected to political intentions. P. 39 When “public” is in the art making equation, the staging area is potentially everywhere. 8 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  9. 9. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART The role of curators: they must be involved in the creative process. A collaborator has a facilitator. Two working models: 1) you can get a large amount of input from community before the actual making and then you take control of the aesthetic. 2) another model is fully collaborative in which you can give voice to the community and they make the image. Art and meanings: process as metaphor. Challenge is the nature of art as we know it, art not primarily as a product but as a process of value finding, a set of philosophies, an ethical action and an aspect of a larger socio-cultural agenda. 9 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  10. 10. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART The role of curators: they must be involved in the creative process. A collaborator has a facilitator. Two working models: 1) you can get a large amount of inputs from community before the actual making and then you take control of the aesthetic. 2) another model is fully collaborative in which you can give voice to the community and they make the image. Art and meanings: process as metaphor. Challenge is the nature of art as we know it, art not primarily as a product but as a process of value finding, a set of philosophies, an ethical action and an aspect of a larger socio-cultural agenda. 10 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  11. 11. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3 A DEFINITION OF NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART The audience: The traditional audience of art has changed in several ways: - by being placed at the center of the art making with their concerns and issues adopted as artistic subject matter - by reacting to the work: their reaction determining the success of the work -by taking on a diversified and more active role. The audience has not expanded but has evolved. Indeed it is a change in the composition of the audience, and their position at the creative center, that makes the public art so new. 11 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  12. 12. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Judy Chicago-THE WOMANHOUSE- CALIFORNIA- 1972 - Occupied and restored house in urban Hollywood. Educational activities connected to CalArts. Exhibits that shared their experience as women. 12 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  13. 13. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Group Material-NEW YORK ARTIST BASED GROUP IN 1979. The People’s Choice, Lower East side. - "Dear friends and neighbours of 13th Street. Group Material is having an exhibition and youre invited. Group Material is the gallery that opened this October at 244 East 13th. We are a group of young people who have been organizing different kinds of events in our storefront. Weve had parties, art shows, movies and art classes for the kids who are always rushing in and out. The Peoples Choice is the title of our next exhibition. We would like to show things that might not usually find their way into an art gallery. The things that you personally find beautiful, the objects that you keep for your own pleasure, the objects that have meaning for you your family and your friends. What could these be? They can be photographs, or your favorite posters. If you collect things, these objects would be good for this exhibition." 13 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  14. 14. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Group Material-DA ZI BAO- New York 1982 - Outdoor sit-e specific work on the model of Democracy Wall in China. People’s voice on Unione Square. 14 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  15. 15. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Judith Baca-THE GREAT WALL OF LOS ANGELES- L.A. 1976-1984 (1 km ) p. 202 - 15 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  16. 16. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Suzanne Lacy-THE CRYSTAL QUILT- MINNEAPOLIS, 1987 16 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  17. 17. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Vito Acconci-HOUSE OF CARS #1 AND #2 – 1983-1988 P. 193 17 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  18. 18. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Vito Acconci-MOBILE LINEAR CITY – 1991 18 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  19. 19. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Joseph Beyus-I LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA LIKES ME – 1974 19 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  20. 20. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Joseph Beyus-SWEEPING UP– 1972 20 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  21. 21. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Joseph Beyus-7000 OAKS– KASSEL 1982 21 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
  22. 22. Course of Site Specific Public Art Lesson #3Joseph Beyus-7000 OAKS– KASSEL 1982 22 Politecnico di Milano (Campus di Piacenza) School of Architecture and Society
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