Winter 2018 Issue
“Whose Public?”

Columns

Strategies & Resources

Seeing These Streets: Analyzing the Visual Landscapes of Urban Spaces


Over the past fifty years, street art has become one of the most common forms of contemporary art in urban public spaces. Sometimes it’s called vandalism and other times the more generic term, ‘graffiti.’ These aesthetic acts in public spaces are...

Resisting Reductivism & Breaking the Bubble: An Interview with Barbara Kruger


Typically when interviewing an artist I arrive with a small film crew in tow but since Barbara Kruger doesn't agree to on-camera interviews, our conversation was refreshingly intimate. Tucked away in a...

On “Monument Lab”


"Monument Lab: A Public Art and History Project" began five years ago as a conversation between Paul Farber and me. I had arrived in Philadelphia from Canada, and Paul had returned after completing his PhD in Michigan. We both had...

Letter from the Editor

Whose Public?


During the hectic closing months of 2017, one may have missed the semi-centennial of the Public Broadcasting Act in November. For us at Art21, the milestone is significant. The 1967 legislation gave historic recognition to programs built on “creative risks” and those that...