What Does Public Mean?
“What Does Public Mean? Art as a participant in the Public Arena” is an anthology edited by Tone Hansen, an artist and research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. The book focuses on art projects that take place outside of established art institutions in Oslo, Hamburg and San Sebastian. It takes into consideration art and the artist’s function in the public sphere, while also looking at the art world’s role in dealing politically with issues of conflict. “What Does Public Mean? Art as a participant in the Public Arena” was published by Torpedo press, an Oslo-based publisher, in 2006.
The three essays that will be discussed during this session include an introduction by Tone Hansen, “A Frame Around Reality” by Marianne Heier, an Oslo-based artist and “Publicness: The Site-Specificity of a Concept” by Stian Grøgaard, Professor in the department of Fine Art at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. If you are interested in participating in this Theory Tuesdays session, please read the three essays beforehand. You can find them below as downloadable .pdfs.