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Public Art (Now) - New book

Date uploaded: March 9, 2015

Situations, in partnership with publisher Art / Books, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers, has announced the publication of Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now), a dynamic international survey which brings together 40 of the most influential new approaches to art in public to have emerged in the past decade.

From ephemeral interventions to permanent installations the book explores public art as a gathering point and catalyst for change, tracing the ways in which artists are unsettling the time, as well as the space, of public art. This dynamic survey is an essential reference for anyone interested in the ideas, issues and impulses behind progressive public art, and an accessible introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of contemporary art.

Featured artists include Paweł Althamer, Blast Theory, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Martin Creed, Jonas Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand and Caruso St John, Ruth Ewan, Futurefarmers, Cyprien Gaillard, Fernando García-Dory, Theaster Gates, Jochen Gerz, Ahmad Ghossein, Núria Güell, Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF), Alex Hartley, Michael Heizer, Khaled Hourani, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kelley, Deborah Kelly, Myriam Lefkowitz, Maider López, Teresa Margolles, Aleksandra Mir, Gareth Moore, Heather and Ivan Morison, Mosireen, National Theatre Wales and WildWorks, Ahmet Öğüt, Partizaning, Katie Paterson, Susan Philipsz, Poste Restante, Public Movement, Alex Reynolds, Saout Radio, Michael Sailstorfer, Shimabuku and Superflex.

Texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg. Designed by  Why Not Associates.

Book price: £29.99 hardback

Click here to buy your copy now.

Out of Time, Out of Place was made possible thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Cultural programme.

Heather and Ivan Morison, Journée des Barricades, Wellington, New Zealand, 2008. Photo: Stephen Rowe.

Heather and Ivan Morison, Journée des Barricades, Wellington, New Zealand, 2008. Photo: Stephen Rowe.