The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment.
It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and Willis), and expands the analysis of the field with a broad perspective which includes practicing artists, curators, activists, writers and educators from North America, Europe and Australia, who offer divergent perspectives on the many facets of the public art process.
The collection examines the continual evolution of public art, moving beyond monuments and memorials to examine more fully the development of socially-engaged public art practice. Topics include constructing new models for developing and commissioning temporary and performance-based public artworks; understanding the challenges of a socially-engaged public art practice vs. social programming and policymaking; the social inclusiveness of public art; the radical developments in public art and social practice pedagogy; and unravelling the relationships between public artists and the communities they serve.
The Everyday Practice of Public Art offers a diverse perspective on the increasingly complex nature of artistic practice in the public realm in the twenty-first century.
Cameron Cartiere is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is author of RE/Placing Public Art, co-author of the Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment, and co-editor of The Practice of Public Art (with Shelly Willis). Martin Zebracki is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds. He has published various academic articles, journal issues and book chapters on public art and social engagement. He is author of Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question.
Introduction Part I The Social Practice of Public Art 1. Through the Lens of Social Practice: Considerations on a Public Art History in Progress 2. Politicizing Publics: A Social Framework for Public Artworks 3. Placing Murals in Belfast: Community, Negotiation and Change 4. The Everyday Agonistic Life after the Unveiling: Lived Experiences from a Public Art World Cafe Part II The Education of a Public Artist 5. Creating the Global Network: Developing Social and Community Practice in Higher Education 6. Throwing Stones in the Sea: Georg Simmel, Social Practice and the Imagined World 7. Open Engagement: Accessible Education for Socially-Engaged Art 8. "Context is Half the Work": Developing Doctoral Research Through Arts Practice in Culture Part III The Spatial Fabric of Public Art and Social Practice 9. Public Art as a Function of Urbanism 10. Listening in Certain Places: Public Art for the Post-Regenerate Age 11. Antagonistic Spaces: On Small, Interventionist, and Socially-Engaged Public Art 12. Why Public Art? Urban Parks and Public Art in the Twenty-First Century Part IV Visual Timeline 13. A Collective Timeline of Socially-Engaged Public Art Practice, 1950 - 2015