A Companion to Public Art by Cher Krause Knight, Harriet F. Senie

By Cher Krause Knight, Harriet F. Senie

A better half to Public Art is the one scholarly quantity to envision the most concerns, theories, and practices of public paintings on a finished scale.

  • Edited by way of exclusive students with contributions from paintings historians, critics, curators, and paintings directors, in addition to artists themselves
  • Includes 19 essays in 4 sections: culture, website, viewers, and important frameworks
  • Covers very important subject matters within the box, together with valorizing sufferers, public paintings in city landscapes and on college campuses, the function of electronic applied sciences, jury choice committees, and the intersection of public paintings and mass media
  • Contains “artist’s philosophy” essays, which handle better questions about an artist’s physique of labor and the sector of public artwork, by means of Julian Bonder, eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), John Craig Freeman, Antony Gormley, Suzanne Lacy, Caleb Neelon, Tatzu Nishi, Greg Sholette, and Alan Sonfist.

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In Chile, however, official policy has mandated forgetting rather than remembering and admitting responsibility. In “Chilean Memorials to the Disappeared: Symbolic Reparations and Strategies of Resistance” Marisa Lerer identifies sharp distinctions in the ways the crimes committed under the leadership of General Augusto Pinochet were commemorated after his death in 2006. Under his military rule over 82,000 were arrested for ostensibly political reasons and another 200,000 were either exiled or chose exile as the only safe option.

7 (September). Senie, Harriet F. 2016. Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Weyergraf‐Serra, Clara, and Martha Buskirk, eds. 1991. The Destruction of Tilted Arc: Documents. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Williams, Paul. 2007. Memorial Museums: The Global Rush to Commemorate Atrocities. Oxford: Berg. Part I Traditions Introduction Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie Before we used the term “public art” to designate works in public spaces such projects consisted almost exclusively of memorials; today we consider memorials a distinct category of public art, one with a very long history.

Senie, Harriet F. 1992. Contemporary Public Sculpture: Tradition, Transformation, and Controversy. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Senie, Harriet F. 2016. Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. Young, James E. 1993. The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Artists’ Philosophies Memory Works Julian Bonder Since the 1980s the – perhaps obsessive – pursuit of memory has become omnipresent.

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