What is public? What constitutes publicness? Call for Papers: The second issue of the Art & the Public Sphere invites contributions which particularly address the question of how we might define ‘public’. Conventional and historical understandings of ‘public art’ have focused on spatial and locational contexts for practices, production and critical reception. Other defining factors of art and the public […]

DownStreet Art is pleased to announce a call for artists and curators for the 2011 season. DownStreet Art 2011 will run for from June 23rd till October 11th (Columbus Day Weekend). It will begin with a kick-off celebration on June 23rd and will hold four “DownStreet Art Thursdays” (with all galleries hosting opening receptions and downtown performances); and it will […]

Living Room 2011 – An Auckland City Council Public Art Event “Living Room” is a key annual public art event for Auckland City, which aims to bring high quality art to the streets of the CBD over a weeklong period. Living Room has been running for four years and has evolved and grown over that time. The event takes place […]

Haus der Kulturen der Welt invites up-and-coming curators to enter their proposals for site-specific art projects in public space for Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health. Meridians – imaginary lines running from pole to pole, connecting one region with another – help us map the world. In traditional Asian medicine, the meridian system is an invisible network that provides […]

Internationally renowned Turkish curator Fulya Erdemci joins New Zealand’s Danae Mossman to form the curatorial partnership for Art & Industry’s 5th SCAPE 2008 Biennial of Art in Public Space. The Art & Industry Biennial Trust with Director Deborah McCormick are delighted to announce the pairing of Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman. Fulya Erdemci brings a wealth of international experience to […]

The SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space is New Zealand’s only international contemporary biennial dedicated to public art. 2008 is the fifth SCAPE Biennial for Christchurch and the 10 year anniversary of the Art & Industry Biennial Trust, who present the SCAPE Biennials. The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (Art & Industry) is seeking your Expression of Interest (EOI) […]

In this interview, Bill Arning, the curator of exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Patricia Fuller, curator of public art, discuss MIT’s public art collection. The collection was recently named one of the ten best campus art collections in the United States by Public Art Review. The interview is brief, which makes the comments on conservation of […]

Two articles came out over the weekend featuring two curators: Fumio Nanjo and Douglas Fogle. Nanjo is the curator of the Singapore Biennale that opened today. Fogle is the curator of the 2008 Carnegie International. Both articles had the curators speaking about the influence of the city on the shows they curated (or in Fogle’s case, the show he is […]

Transmedia :29:59, the year-long programme of time-based art shown on a video billboard in Dundas Square in Toronto, is drawing to a close this month. It’s been a fascinating and somewhat turbulent year. The year of programming on the board started off really nicely with a terrific launch event, where myself and Pierluigi Vecchi (VJ Fluid) VJ’d live to the […]