hyperallergic:  Public Art Versus Public Good Richard Serra, “Tilted Arc” (1981) Over the past week, I’ve been writing about art’s environmental impact and how that factors in to perceived artistic quality. What the debate  boils down to for me is the question of whether art is worth its cost of  production, and how we analyze a piece of art’s efficacy or value. But with different forms of art come different methods of evaluation.  When we talking about public art or outdoor installations, we must  factor in another aspect of the work’s impact: how does the work effect  the public whose space and resources it occupies? Since public art faces  scrutiny on a greater scale than most collector-driven contemporary  art, it has a greater audience to please, and a greater responsibility  towards transparency. READ MORE

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Public Art Versus Public Good

Richard Serra, “Tilted Arc” (1981)

Over the past week, I’ve been writing about art’s environmental impact and how that factors in to perceived artistic quality. What the debate boils down to for me is the question of whether art is worth its cost of production, and how we analyze a piece of art’s efficacy or value.

But with different forms of art come different methods of evaluation. When we talking about public art or outdoor installations, we must factor in another aspect of the work’s impact: how does the work effect the public whose space and resources it occupies? Since public art faces scrutiny on a greater scale than most collector-driven contemporary art, it has a greater audience to please, and a greater responsibility towards transparency. READ MORE

 

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