Art & the Public Sphere Journal
Intellect and ixia are delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of the new journal, Art & the Public Sphere. The journal provides a new platform for academics, artists, curators, art historians and theorists, whose working practices are broadly concerned with contemporary art’s relation to the public sphere.
Click here to download the first issue of the journal free of charge from intellect’s website.
Art & the Public Sphere voices a critical relationship towards the traditional and conventional debates about the specific field of public art, as well as towards the broader discussions and art practices in the public sector and the public realm. Whilst ‘public art’ has continually suffered from its mixed role as art and also town planning, in the UK, for example, the perceived success of Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North has since recruited public art for the purposes of ‘place-making’ and the branding of cities. The journal offers an engaged and responsive forum in which to debate the newly emerging series of developments within contemporary thinking, society and international art practice. It is peer-reviewed and edited by Mel Jordan, an artist who works for the collective Freee.
Contents: Volume 1 Issue 1, 2011
- EDITORIAL: Mel Jordan
- From cultural populism to cool capitalism, Jim McGuigan
- Privatizing the public: Three rhetorics of art’s public good in ‘Third Way’ cultural policy, Andy Hewitt
- Dissensus and the politics of collaborative practice, Kim Charnley
- Retro-Spective: ‘Places with a Past’ – New site-specific art in Charleston, Spoleto Festival USA, 1991, Mick Wilson
- Performative tactics and the choreographic reinvention of public space, Martin Patrick
- REVIEWS: Rebecca Coates; Danielle Child; Maeve Connolly; Katie Daley-Yates; Hendrik Folkerts; Georgina Jackson; Mark Hutchinson.
ISSN: 2042793X – 3 issues per volume
Personal subscriptions (print only):
£33/$45 per volume
Single issues – £12 per issue
£132/$144 per volume (print and online)
£99/$114 per volume (online only)
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