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Art & the Public Sphere journal - Volume 3. Number 1

Date uploaded: May 29, 2015

Art & the Public Sphere journal – Volume 3. Number 1 was published in May 2015. This issue includes articles by Emma Mahony on the actions of The Freee Art Collective and Liberate Tate, two articles by Amy Charlesworth and Kathryn Brown respectively on Ursula Biemann’s video essays, an interview with the late Seth Siegelaub by Paul O’Neill and various reviews. This issue is dedicated to artist and film-maker Stuart Croft, who sadly passed away in March this year.

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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.

Published by Intellect and supported by ixia, Art & the Public Sphere 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.