Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 2004
464 pp., 227 ills.
17,00 x 24,00
ISBN 3-7757-9148-5 -
An indispensable handbook on art in the public
space sphere - with profoundly thoughtful texts by curators, artists,
and art historians
"... a heavy tome ..." (Stuttgarter Zeitung)
"... a monumental volume ..."
Few topics in the visual arts have created
such controversy recently as the
debate surrounding the significance and potential of public art.
In response to
this, Public Art was published in a bilingual edition and quickly sold out. The
book is now
being republished in separate language editions.
In this handbook,
over fifty authors take a critical look at this theme: the result is a
fascinating compendium of opinions and statements, experiences and reports. The
wide-ranging material by curators, art historians, and artists is divided into
Art and the City, Art and Architecture, Art and History, Art and Society, Art
and the Exhibition, and Art and the Public. Enlightening contributions are
provided by Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Walter Grasskamp, Hans
Haacke, Ilya Kabakov, Kasper König, Joseph Kosuth, Florian Matzner, Ulrich
Rückriem, Lawrence Weiner among many others.