Out of Time. Out of Place: Public Art (Now) edited by Claire Doherty and published by Art / Books is a dynamic survey which brings together the most influential new forms of public art to have emerged in the past decade.
The book explores public art as a gathering point and catalyst for change, tracing the ways in which artists are unsettling the time, as well as the space, of public art. Many of the artists featured gather temporary communities of interest around their works rather than targeting specific groups; some intervene within the economic systems that sustain the social order of a place; whilst others use the media as a distribution mechanism for a remote audience. The book examines through strategies of displacement, intervention, disorientation, occupation and perpetuation, the potential of public art to respond to the encroachment of corporate interests on public space, to the diminishing opportunities for social cohesion and freedom of speech, and to expose the invisibility of the displaced and dispossessed in public life. These artists create the capacity for creative illusion − that is, the ability to think and act as if things were different.
Bringing together the most significant artworks in the public realm of the last ten years – from ephemeral interventions to long-term durational projects – this dynamic survey is an essential reference for anyone interested in the ideas, issues and impulses behind progressive public art, and an accessible introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of contemporary art.
Featured artists and producers: Paweł Althamer, Blast Theory, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Martin Creed, Jonas Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand and Caruso St John, Ruth Ewan, Futurefarmers, Cyprien Gaillard, Fernando García-Dory, Theaster Gates, Jochen Gerz, Ahmad Ghossein, Núria Güell, Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF), Alex Hartley, Michael Heizer, Khaled Hourani, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kelley, Deborah Kelly, Myriam Lefkowitz, Maider López, Teresa Margolles, Aleksandra Mir, Gareth Moore, Heather and Ivan Morison, Mosireen, National Theatre Wales and WildWorks, Ahmet Öğüt, Partizaning, Katie Paterson, Susan Philipsz, Poste Restante, Public Movement, Alex Reynolds, Saout Radio, Michael Sailstorfer, Shimabuku and Superflex.
Texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg.
Designed by Why Not Associates
Size: 26.5 x 22.0 cm portrait
Illustrations: 217 colour illustrations
On the cover: Heather and Ivan Morison,Journée des Barricades, Wellington, New Zealand (2008)