The New Rules of Public Art have been declared and are now published in this beautiful pocket-sized rulebook. Stamped and numbered, editions are just £2.50.
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THE NEW RULES OF PUBLIC ART
Rule no. 01
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE PUBLIC ART
The days of bronze heroes and roundabout baubles are numbered. Public art can take any form or mode of encounter – from a floating Arctic island to a boat oven – be prepared to be surprised, delighted, even unnerved.
Rule no. 02
IT’S NOT FOREVER
From there here-today-gone tomorrow of a “one day sculpture” to the growth of a future library over 100 years, artists are shaking up the life expectancy of public artworks. Places don’t remain still and unchanged, so why should public art?
Rule no. 03
CREATE SPACE FOR THE UNPLANNED.
Commissioning public art is not a simple design-and-build-process. Artworks arrive through a series of accidents, failures and experiments. Moments of uncertainty and rethinking are the points at which the artwork comes into focus. Let responses to the artwork unfold over time and be open to the potential for unforeseen things to happen.