Let's Go Outside : Art in Public
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With contributions from twenty-five leading Australian and international artists, writers and curators including Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa, British art historian and critic Claire Bishop and Gunditjmara artist and senior knowledge custodian Vicki Couzens, Let's Go Outside is a timely examination of creative practices in the public realm. From negotiating space in the settler-colonial context of Australia to responding to crises in the United States, Hong Kong and New Zealand, the reader's essays, case studies, interviews and visual contributions reveal how ideas and practices associated with remembrance, public history, urban regeneration, communality, accessibility and activism are challenging and innovating art in the public domain.
Let's Go Outside takes up questions from the successful 2019 symposium Let's Go Outside: Making Art Public, presented by Monash University Museum of Art and Monash Art Projects (MAP), and reflects on the growing interest in making and presenting art outside of conventional gallery contexts.
Contributors: Michelle Antoinette, Alison Atkinson-Phillips, Claire Bishop, Daniel Browning, Tania Bruguera, Danny Butt, Clara Cheung, Madeleine Collie, Emily Cormack, Vicki Couzens, Sean Dockray, Mel Dodd, Felicity Fenner, Blair French, Brian Fuata, Mish Grigor, Oscar Ho Hing-kay, Jonathan Jones, Callum McGrath, Grace McQuilten, Carmen Papalia, Nikos Papastergiadis, Sam Petersen, ruangrupa, Zara Stanhope
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 123 x 192 x 28mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jun 2022
- Monash University Publishing
- Clayton, VIC, Australia
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Table of contents
Introduction by Amy Spiers
1. Already a Place
untitled (seven monuments) by Jonathan Jones
Making the Law of the Land Visible: Vicki Couzens interviewed by Amy Spiers
The Edge of Us: Regional Arts Development in the Settler Colony by Danny Butt
2. Truth-Telling and Commemoration
Interpreting Difficult Knowledge: What Difference Do Artists Make? By Alison Atkinson-Phillips
Monumental Lies, or Countering Cook by Daniel Browning
Responsibilities to Time by Callum McGrath
3. In the City
Art and the City by Melanie Dodd
Women as Storytellers: Public Art in Sydney by Felicity Fenner
Becoming Molecular in Public by Emily Cormack
4. Responses to Crises
Public Art: A View from New York by Claire Bishop
Solidarity Grid by Blair French
The Art of Demonstration: A New Public Art in the City of Hong Kong. Michelle Antoinette interviews Oscar Ho and Clara Cheung
5. Sharing Resources, Accessing Space
Living Lumbung: The Shared Spaces of Art and Life. ruangrupa interviewed by Nikos Papastergiadis
Deficit and Care by Zara Stanhope
Twich Women's Sewing Collective: Activism through Enterprise, Social Change through Culture by Grace McQuilten
Can You Be Your Whole Self without Compromise?: Public Life, Public Accessibility, Public Art and Disability Justice. Carmen Papalia and Sam Petersen in Conversation
6. Art for the 'Not Yet'
For a New Lexicon and Other Attitudes by Tania Bruguera
Our City in Summer by Mish Grigor
A Letter to Folkestone by Madeleine Collie
7. Disrupting 'Public'
Making Publics by Sean Dockray
A PERFORMANCE TEXT: IT CONCLUDES WITH AN_EMAIL_AS_ART_QUEERING PUBLICS by Brian Fuata
About Charlotte Day
Callum Morton is Professor of Fine Art at Monash University. He has exhibited widely since 1990, and in 2007 was one of three artists to represent Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Morton is the director of the research lab Monash Art Projects and in 2011, his work was the subject of a 20-year survey at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.
Dr Amy Spiers is an artist and researcher based in Narrm/Birrarung-ga (Melbourne). She has presented art projects around the world, including at MUMA, the Museum fur Neue Kunst, MONA FOMA and the 2015 Vienna Biennale. Spiers has published widely, including for Artlink, Public Art Dialogue and un Magazine. She is a research fellow at RMIT School of Art, and is co-editing a book on Indigenous-settler relations in Australian contemporary art and memorial practices (Springer, 2022).