Public Practices, a 1994 SIAP project,
documents, and expands on, six artists projects commissioned for
Southland and Otago regional centres, and an accompanying Forum
for this project.
Public Practices examined prevailing notions of audience, regionalism,
and access to contemporary art. Taking the debate surrounding art
in public spaces as a driving theme, Public Practices brought a
regional focus to this debate, examining in particular questions
of access and transparency, and the need to develop critical perspectives
in public art practices.
The project reflected an interest in art practices which move beyond
the physical and social boundaries of the art museum, exploring
new models for artists to work in public within and
beyond existing community structures.
This catalog presents documentation of the artists projects by
Jacqueline Fraser, Di ffrench, Karou Hirabayashi, Seigfried Koeblmeier,
Vivian Lynn, Russell Moses, as well as containing articles by Gerard
ORegan, John Barrett-Lennard, Ian Hunter, and Rob Garrett.
A thought provoking and useful resource exploring issues of communities,
public, and private.
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