The Contradictions Between Placemaking and Public Art.

Thursday, June 15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The melding of public art with community building and enhancement efforts inevitably impacts the art that is produced. While Creative Placemaking projects involve and improve the community/site, build identity and foster economic development, Public Art creates experiential moments intended to provoke marvel, reflection, or delight for viewers. This panel will share viewpoints about the impact on the art-making processes and outcomes when art is incorporated into community projects with multiple disciplines and goals. Considering the practices of each, differences and common ground, we’ll raise these issues and hear firsthand experiences from art makers, funders and planners/administrators as we explore this transition in our field and its meaning for public art.
Audience: This session is designed for those who have significant experience in the field of public art.
Session Type: Discussion.